Thursday, April 1, 2010

Health reform signed into law, interpretation and implementation to follow

President Obama signed the reconciliation fixes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on Tuesday, marking the end of the legislative push to pass health reform and the beginning of putting the 2700+ pages of legislation into practice.

While the broad provisions of the law are clear, the details on how these provisions are to be interpreted and implemented are not. Lawmakers in Washington will need to provide clarification on how to apply several parts of this legislation over the coming months.

The good news is that the most significant provisions do not take effect immediately. We are working hard at Senn Dunn with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and other experts throughout our industry to carefully analyze this legislation and provide you with the most thorough and accurate information possible.

Within the next week we will release a timeline summarizing the key provisions pertinent to employers and how these provisions affect your organization. In the meantime, access The Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Summary for a detailed description of the major provisions. As always, do not hesitate to contact Senn Dunn with any of your questions or concerns.

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