With the passage of federal health care legislation in March, 2010 via the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), employers have a greater need for accurate information about health care insurance, new mandates and the non-health related provisions that impact business.
Click here for new IRS guidelines on full-time employees for Affordable Care Act purposes.
Health Care Reform Starts Now
This document overviews of the substantial impacts to employers as a result of PPACA. Health Care Reform Starts Now-(Updated 2-4-11) presentation reviews changes including: simplified 125 (cafeteria plans),10-99s, dependent eligible, flex account and health saving account changes, implications of grandfathering, annual lifetime dollar limits, hidden paycheck requirements, new federal tax on health premiums, CLASS long term care plan, new excise tax on durable medical equipment, new fees for employer plans starting in 2013, Medicare taxes, new waiting period, pre-existing exclusion changes and the future exchange (2014).
Employer/Employee handout on health care reform
This handout was created to assist employers to inform employees about the health care insurance changes as a result of reform.
-Handout in Microsoft Word so employers can edit, add info or personalize
-Handout in PDF for employers to print or email immediately
Small business and reform.
-Small business and America Health Care in a Nutshell (6 pages)
-Robert Wood Johnson Impacts of Health Care Reform on Small, Medium and
Large Businesses (6 pages)
Making Health Care Reform Work for Montana
This review of the federal reform law is specific to business and consumers. It reads simply and provides direction on what changes will take place when (updated September 2010)
Montana HealthCare Forum
The Montana HealthCare Forum is the largest and most diverse network of stakeholders and the public who are interested in health care policy and reform in Montana. Started in 2007, the Forum includes representatives from consumers, advocacy groups, health care organizations, legislators, public health, business, education, health care providers, hospitals and medical centers, health care insurers, and government entities.
Our mission is to develop innovative changes to the health care system in Montana through the engagement of stakeholders across Big Sky country.
The two “big things” the Forum does is 1) host an annual conference that brings Montana together to discuss improving health care and keeps the dialogue about health care moving forward and 2) facilitate five workgroups to encourage progress and accomplishments within certain priority areas. For more information about the Montana HealthCare Forum visit montanahealthcareforum.org.