Health Reform Hub
Check here often for the latest information about health reform implementation and what it means to aging services and to aging services providers as employers.
LeadingAge has compiled a variety of resources for members to utilize in determining their responsibilities under the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, we have included some resources on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and a link to the ACA itself.
Kaiser Health News offers a short Frequently Asked Questions about what workers and employers need to know about the recently postponed employer mandate under health care reform.
The Long-Term Care
Commission, which was created when Congress repealed the Community Living
Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Act, met for the first time on June 30.
Marsha Greenfield offers some insight into what was discussed.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released new temporary guidance imposing notice requirements on employers regarding the health care exchanges that are a key element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The DOL has provided a model notice for employers that offer health insurance coverage and a model notice for employers that do not offer coverage. The notice must be provided to each new employee at the time of hire beginning October 1, 2013. With respect to employees hired before Oct. 1, 2013, employers are required to provide the notice by Oct. 1, 2013.
A final rule on nondiscriminatory workplace wellness programs in group health coverage programs has been released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.