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2021 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).

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, Healthcare Reform Facts helps you quickly and confidently find the answers you need to the most frequently asked questions on the PPACA. 

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 2021 Edition:

  • Details on administration of catastrophic health plans
  • New Essential Health Benefits requirements for COVID-19 coverage, including vaccinations, quarantine, and isolation
  • Explanation of new COVID-19-related MLR reporting requirements 
  • Complete list of state health insurance “individual mandate” penalties 
  • New regulatory requirements for flexibility when administering ACA grandfathered plans
  • Updates on ACA application to excepted benefits
  • New rules on contraception coverage related to recent litigation

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 2990021
Brand National Underwriter
Publication Date November 20, 2020
ISBN 978-1-949506-91-4
Page Count 736
Author Michael D. Thomas, J.D.
Edition 2021
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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.