ACA Nondiscrimination Provision - Impacts on Small and Midsize Employers

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ACA Nondiscrimination Provision - Impacts on Small and Midsize Employers

By Jay Starkman and Dorothy Miraglia-King

Reported in Benefits Magazine

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What Employers Should Know About the Latest Health Care Reform Actions

President Trump’s recent executive order on health care was aimed at increasing competition and lowering consumer costs in the health insurance markets. Specifically, the order directs three federal agencies to consider proposing new rules that would allow the sale of low-cost, short-term insurance; expand the use of health reimbursement accounts; and lift some of the restrictions on association health plans.

It’s unclear, as of this writing, how or when these proposed actions will change health care laws. The bottom line for employers and individuals, however, is that no laws have been changed yet. The order itself has no force of law, and issuing new regulations typically takes at least several months, plus what can be a lengthy and contentious period for public comment.

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What Employers Should Know About the Affordable Care Act:

While Congress continues to debate the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), questions loom for many Americans. Individuals and businesses alike are concerned and want to know what to do right now, and how to plan ahead.    

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