Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) is now over three years old, the Act’s core requirements will not take effect until 2014. The last half of 2013 should be a “wild ride” as the federal agencies charged with implementing the Act scramble to prepare for 2014 and employers weigh their compliance options.
Recently, Eric N. Athey, Esq. and Kelley E. Kaufman, Esq., attorneys in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor and Employment Law Group, prepared a white paper entitled: "Health Care Reform Update: Countdown to 2014.” The White Paper is part of our ongoing PPACA series that is intended to keep clients abreast of recent developments and things to watch for as we count down to 2014. This installment addresses:
- PCORI Fees: July 2013 Filing Deadline
- Compliance Loopholes, Shortcuts and Silver Bullets
- Update on Required Notice of Health Care Exchanges
- Final Wellness Program Regulations