The Affordable Care Act refers to the two laws that were passed in 2010 to cover a multitude of changes regarding health insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act was signed into law on March 30, 2010.
Below are a number of resources to help you understand more of the specifics, starting with links that will explain coverage changes for non-employer and employer plans.
Proposed Rules on Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Download PDF
On December 28, 2012 the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed rules on the employer shared responsibility payment provision under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as healthcare reform.
There has not been any additional guidance to date other than the delay of the effective date of these rules to January 1, 2015.
ACA 101: Your Guide to Understanding Healthcare ReformDownload PDF
The Affordable Care Act is now entering its second year. It's a topic that has gotten a lot of attention, and there’s no doubt that it has brought changes to healthcare for both consumers and insurers. But don't worry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is here to help you make sense of it. We've developed this guide to give you an overview of what the Affordable Care Act is, how it works and what it may mean for you in 2015. Before you get started, familiarize yourself with the glossary of terms.
Open Enrollment Ends February 15: Find Out Which Plan Is Best for You
Open Enrollment Ends February 15: Find OutWhich Plan Is Best for You.
Open enrollment for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze health plans will end soon. Are you wondering if there is an affordable health insurance plan available in your area? There is. Blue Cross offers plans in all four metal levels, in all 67 Alabama counties.