Employers are required to provide a notice to employees regarding coverage options under the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act that are scheduled to be up and running on October 1. Much is uncertain about how the rollout of the Health Insurance Marketplaces will go on October 1; however, one thing is for certain: employees are likely to have many questions and misunderstandings regarding their options under the Affordable Care Act.
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Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 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, 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:

1. PCORI Fees: July 2013 Filing Deadline
2. Compliance Loopholes, Shortcuts and Silver Bullets
3. Update on Required Notice of Health Care Exchanges
4. Final Wellness Program Regulations
Continue Reading Health Care Reform Update: Countdown to 2014