Benefits Buzz November 2017
This month’s Benefits Buzz reviews the latest ACA repeal effort, explains why ERISA rules were delayed and provides an overview of insurance premium costs in 2017.
Health Care Bulletin
President Signs Executive Order Designed to Change ACA Rules
On October 12, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order intended to change certain rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order would relax regulations on association health plans. This change would allow individuals and small business to purchase health insurance policies across state lines and avoid certain ACA requirements.
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What If The Employer Mandate Is Repealed?
Read about ERISA rules as well as ACA reforms and the impact if the Employer Mandate is repealed. Details regarding what Employers are allowed to do and ACA reforms that will still impact eligibility rules. Download the full article here
The House Republicans voted to pass the AHCA with several amendments. The AHCA will now move on to be considered by the Senate. The AHCA would allow states to receive waivers from essential health benefit rules and includes additional funding for state stability funds. Click below to download the full article for further details and explanations.
3/23/2017 – House Republicans canceled vote and pulled legislation
5/4/2017 – House Republicans pass AHACA on a party-line vote
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