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2020 Healthcare Reform Facts

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2020 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, 2020 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 understand the continuing implementation of the ACA and related legislation, rules, regulations and requirements, ensuring that you and your clients are in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. It clearly explains: 

  •  “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 2020 Edition:

  • 165 newly added questions and answers, including 20 new questions on Short-Term Limited Duration policies and 76 new questions on the future of healthcare reform
  • Update on the continuing legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act
  • Updates on the status of Grandfathered Plans and Grandmothered Plans
  • New developments with Cafeteria Plans and SIMPLE Cafeteria Plans
  • Changes to Medical Loss Ratio and limited wrap around coverage
  • Changes in Qualified Health Plan (QHP) certifications
  • Changes in how Individual Health Insurance Tax Credits are calculated
  • Changes in participation of Health Exchanges from state to federal sites
  • Medicaid Expansion update and analysis
  • Update in reporting requirements
  • Effect of HRAs and QSEHRAs
  • Updated deductible values, cost sharing limits, Wellness program information, and Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Changes in Employer Mandate to offer coverage and the penalty for not meeting affordability requirements
  • Effect of the repeal of Individual Mandate
  • 2020 update on related taxes, such as tanning bed tax, the additional Medicare tax, medical device tax, and Medicare tax on investment income of 3.8%, and the continuing delay in the implementation of the Cadillac Tax

 Topics Covered:

  • Goals and major components of healthcare reform
  • Impact of healthcare reform on employer fringe benefits
  • Timeline for implementation of provisions
  • Health reform provisions that have been repealed, expired, or not implemented
  • Small business provisions
  • Grandfathered health plans
  • And More! See the “Table of Contents” section for a full list of topics
Additional Information
SKU 2990020
Brand National Underwriter
Publication Date November 1, 2019
ISBN 978-1-949506-66-2
Page Count 736
Author Michael D. Thomas, J.D.
Edition 2020
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