When President Obama signed health care reform legislation on March 23 (and related amendments on March 30), the clock started ticking on a series of changes that HRprofessionals will be dealing with for at least the next eight years.
Complying with the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will demand close coordination between HR, insurance companies and Uncle Sam.
Don’t panic if you’re not fully conversant on all the details of health care reform. The Department of Labor, the IRS and other federal agencies will spend the next months and years publishing regulations that will put meat on the bones of this often confusing law.
“We expect a lot of changes to this law through the regulations that will be coming out in the next few years,” said Melissa Listug Klick, attorney of the Paul Plevin law firm, at the HR Specialist Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium in April.
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