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2022 Healthcare Reform Facts

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Healthcare Reform Facts provides authoritative answers to questions related to healthcare reform changes, rules, regulations, and related legislation regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

2022 Healthcare Reform Facts is the comprehensive, go-to source for information regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Uniquely organized in a convenient and easy-to-understand Question and Answer format, 2022 Healthcare Reform Facts helps you quickly and confidently find the answers you need to the most frequently asked questions on the PPACA. 2022 Healthcare Reform Facts brings together the guidance, rules, and regulations from all the governing bodies into one resource, making it easy to find authoritative, insightful, and current answers to healthcare reform questions.

This publication helps you ensure that you and your clients are in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and related legislation by clearly explaining:

  • "Medicare for All" and the Future of Healthcare Reform
  • Types of health insurance affected by healthcare reform
  • Reasons employers should or should not continue to offer health insurance
  • Tax incentives for offering health insurance and required coverages
  • Tax and other benefits of a grandfathered or grandmothered plan
  • How the health insurance exchanges work as well as a host of other valuable information

New in the 2022 Edition:

  • New Essential Health Benefits requirements for Covid-19 coverage, including vaccinations, quarantine, and isolation
  • Analysis of the American Rescue Plan, which allows greater access to coverage, increased affordability, and created an expanded special enrollment period and premium tax credits
  • Discussion of the Supreme Court's decision in California v. Texas, where the Court rejected ruled that the states and individuals that brought the lawsuit challenging the "individual mandate" of the Affordable Care Act did not have standing
  • Changes to the employer mandate and analysis of which companies are subject to employer mandate penalties
  • Update on the Navigator Program, which provides assistance to consumers and employers to help them understand healthcare coverage options
  • Latest information on federal and state Covid-19 Special Enrollment Periods
  • Complete and updated list of state health insurance "individual mandate" penalties

Topics Covered:

  • Goals and major components of healthcare reform
  • "Medicare for All" and the Future of Healthcare Reform
  • Reasons employers should or should not continue to offer health insurance
  • Types of health insurance affected by healthcare reform
  • Tax incentives for offering health insurance and required coverages
  • Tax and other benefits of a grandfathered or grandmothered plan
  • How the health insurance exchanges work
  • Small business provisions
  • Impact of healthcare reform on employer fringe benefits
  • And More! See the "Table of Contents" section for a full list of topics
Additional Information
SKU 2990022
Publication Date December 2, 2021
ISBN 978-1-954096-16-5
Page Count 752
Author Michael D. Thomas, J.D.
Edition 2022
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Michael D. Thomas, J.D.

Michael D. Thomas, is an author and consultant and has served as the Manager of Online Product Development and as a Senior Editor with the National Underwriter Company, a division of ALM Media. In addition, Mike has served as a consultant to the State of Ohio Department of Medicaid and as a writer for “The Digital Broker Podcast”, which focuses on insurance technology and operations. Mike currently works with a major commercial healthcare insurance company and provider of Medicare and Medicaid services. In addition to authoring 2021 Healthcare Reform Facts, Mike has also authored 2021 Social Security & Medicare Facts, and  has been responsible for the editorial process and development of other healthcare and insurance publications including Advisor’s Guide to Long Term Care 2nd Edition, Social Security & Medicare Facts, ERISA Facts, and Health Savings Accounts Facts for The National Underwriter Company as well as designing, implementing, and managing the NUPro Healthcare Reform online service. Mike has also authored numerous articles on healthcare reform, Social Security, Medicare and Insurance issues.  He has developed, hosted, and taught webinars on Healthcare Reform and Social Security, including “The Affordable Care Act and the Employer Mandate”, “The Affordable Care Act and the Cadillac Tax – Use the Delay for Your Advantage!”, “How to Successfully Navigate the Latest Changes to the Affordable Care Act”, and “The Impact of Social Security on Retirement Plans”.

Prior to joining National Underwriter, Mike spent over twenty-five years with LexisNexis®, where he was responsible for the editorial content and new product development of new online and traditional legal products, including Health Law, Insurance Law, Social Security Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law, as well as other legal research tools. In addition, he worked as a Field Agent for Knights of Columbus Insurance specializing in life, health, disability income, long-term care insurance as well as annuity sales.

Mike has a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton.