The Impact of Health Care Reform on Group Health Plans

April 13, 2010
President Obama recently signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Bill of 2010, enacting wide-reaching health care reform. While many of the bill’s provisions are not scheduled to become effective for several years, certain changes are effective in the near future and will require immediate action on the part of employers with regard to their group health plans. This update is a follow-up to the Health Care Reform update published on March 29, 2010. While the previous update provided a general overview of Health Care Reform, this update provides a summary of the key issues included in the health care reform bill that will affect employer’s group health plans over the next several years.