Employer's Guide to Health Care Reform, 2011 Edition

Employer's Guide to Health Care Reform, 2011 Edition



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Employer's Guide to Health Care Reform, 2011 Edition by Brian M. Pinheiro, Jean C. Hemphill, Clifford J. Schoner, Jonathan M. Calpas

Employer's Guide to Health Care Reform is a step-by-step practical guide for employers struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of changes affecting their health benefit plans.

It will help you:

Grasp every implication of Health Care Reform from the employer's perspective

Meet all deadlines

Achieve significant cost-savings

Fully understand even the most complex new rules

The 2011 Edition has been updated to include coverage of the latest health care reform developments, including these important topics:

Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act

When is an employer-sponsored group health plan a "grandfathered" health plan - and how to keep it that way

Whether a health plan covering solely retirees is subject to the Affordable Care Act design changes, such as the requirement to cover children through age 26

What types of subsidies and tax credits are available right now to employers that provide health coverage to employees

Which health plans and benefits are currently subject to new prohibitions on annual and lifetime limits, and what exemptions are available

How and when the Affordable Care Act restricts preexisting-condition exclusions

When must a health plan provide full coverage for preventive health services without cost-sharing

What are the consequences of offering health plan coverage to children up to age 26

What are the new claims and appeals processes mandated by the Affordable Care Act for health plans

What additional changes to health plan design are going to be required beginning in 2014

How will employer-sponsored health plans and employers need to communicate with employees to address the Affordable Care Act requirements

What new types of reporting will be required for health plans

What is the "individual mandate" to enroll in health coverage

Which employers will have to pay a penalty if they do not provide adequate and affordable health plan coverage

What is a health care exchange, and how will it affect the U.S. health care system

How the Affordable Care Act affects retiree prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D and how the changes create new opportunities for employers

How and when the new nondiscrimination rules apply to insured health benefits, and what are the consequences of discriminatory coverage

Which employer-sponsored health plans are subject to auto-enrollment and when do the rules go into effect

What are the new Form W-2 reporting requirements for employer-sponsored health plans and when do they go into effect

When health care flexible spending accounts (Health FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) may and may not pay reimbursements for over-the-counter medicines and drugs

And much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735509030
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 07/29/2011
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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