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Health Reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Implementation and Communications Toolkit

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Introduction
On March 30, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will extend health coverage to an additional 32 million Americans. The ACA expands Medicaid, reforms the individual and small group insurance markets, and provides subsidies for middle income households to purchase coverage on Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges. The law also contains many provisions that will impact employers and employer-sponsored plans.

The National Business Group on Health developed the Health Reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Implementation and Communications Toolkit to assist our members with understanding the key employer provisions, complying with the regulatory implementation, and communicating with employees, retirees, and senior executives.

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Toolkit Components

Key Resources

ACA Boot Camp, A National Business Group on HealthSM Webinar Series (5/15/2014)
ACA Key Plan Effective Dates for 2013-2018 (updated 10/18/2013) Locked secured document
Timeline of Key Employer Provisions (updated 9/19/13) Locked secured document
Timeline of Medicare and Medicaid Health Care Payment, Quality and Delivery Reforms Locked secured document
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Communicating with Your HR Department (updated 09/3/14)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Communicating with C-Suite (updated 04/25/2014) Locked secured document
Chart of Key ACA Provisions (updated 9/17/2013) Locked secured document
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Frequently Asked Questions (updated 03/24/14) Locked secured document

Employer Mandate, Individual Mandate, and Exchanges

Employer Shared Responsibility Payments
(show details)

Calculating Payments/Full-Time Employee Status/Affordability

HR Slides (Updated 2/24/14) Locked secured document
Q&A (Updated 2/7/14) Locked secured document

Minimum Value

Health Insurance Exchanges
(show details)

State Actions

Exchange Operations, Coverage, and Subsidies

HR Slides — Health Insurance Exchanges (Updated 5/12/14) Locked secured document
HR Slides — Essential Health Benefits (Updated 4/9/13) Locked secured document
Exchange Q&As (Updated 2/6/14) Locked secured document
Essential Health Benefits Q&As Locked secured document
Premium Tax Credit Q&As Locked secured document

Multi-State Plans on Exchanges

Multi-State Plan Q&As Locked secured document

Fees and Taxes

Employer Shared Responsibility Payments
(see above)

Excise Tax on Higher Cost Coverage
(show details)

Webinar — PPACA Fees, Payments, & Taxes (8/24/2012) Locked secured document

Communications, Reporting, and Disclosure

Affordable Care Act Communications Resources

Group Health Plan Requirements

Penalties for Noncompliance Locked secured document

Steven Wojcik
Vice President, Public Policy
202-558-3012
wojcik@businessgrouphealth.org

Michael Baxter
Senior Policy Analyst, Public Policy
202-558-3013
baxter@businessgrouphealth.org

Debbie Harrison
Senior Manager, Public Policy
202-558-3004
harrison@businessgrouphealth.org

Matthew Sonduck
Policy Generalist, Public Policy
202-558-3026
sonduck@businessgrouphealth.org

Page last updated: September 9, 2014