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Health reform law: Supreme Court upholds ACA — What it means for employers

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If you’ve held off on implementing changes to your organization’s health benefits until the Supreme Court rules on the health care reform law, it’s time to get busy.

The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including its controversial heart —the “individual mandate” that requires almost all Americans to have health insurance coverage by 2014 or else pay a fine.

The Court’s ruling puts to rest for now uncertainly about how health insurers and HR pros who handle health benefits should proceed. A long list of milestones for implementing the ACA were established when the law was enacted in March 2010, and they remain in full force.

The Society for Human Resource Management issued a statement saying, “Today’s court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act leaves no doubt that insurers and employers will move ahead to fully implement the law.”

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