Health care reform consists of two laws — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 11-152), which makes minor changes to the Patient Protection Act.
The effective date for provisions in this legislation ranges from immediately to as late as 2018. Although some of the biggest changes to the health care system won't take place until 2014, there are some significant provisions that take effect later this year.
Below you will find a concise summary of everything you need to know to make sure that your organization's health plan complies with the right provision at the right time.
Provisions that are immediately in effect
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, employers with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees that offer health care may be eligible for a tax credit toward the cost of health coverage. Full-time equivalent employees mean...(register to read more)