Affordable Care Act – Helpful Resources for Employers

Findley Davies has compiled a list of resources for employers seeking more information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Exchanges (Marketplaces), and websites which may be helpful to employees.

Glossary of Terms - This list, compiled by the Ohio Department of Insurance, includes an explanation of the Affordable Care Act terminology.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – This new website is specifically designed to educate employers on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect businesses.
IRS – A new website specific to ACA tax provisions.
Final Wellness Rules - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final rules regarding participatory wellness programs and nondiscrimination.
U.S. Small Business Administration – Learn what the law means for s mall businesses.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce - This white paper serves as a handbook for the business community on how to navigate and comply with the new law.
Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) Profiles by State – A Kaiser Family Foundation resource about Public Exchanges.
National Federation of Independent Businesses – Research on the PPACA including a timeline, mandates, and tax and compliance information.

Findley Davies' Resources

Health Care Reform Path to Compliance – An infographic which simplifies the Affordable Care Act health benefits coverage compliance requirements and deadlines plus a detailed summary of each requirement.
Affordable Care Act HIPAA Wellness Path to Compliance – An infographic to help employers determine whether the wellness programs they offer to employees are compliant with HIPAA Wellness Rules.
Affordable Care Act Delays - A list of ACA compliance requirements which have been delayed and those which are still in effect.
HIPAA Privacy & Security Requirements – Remember these HIPAA requirements, some of which have a deadline of September 23, 2013.
Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage – Implications to employers and potential actions.

For Employees

HealthCare.gov and Health & Human Services – Information about the Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Health Care Reform Basics – Blue Cross Blue Shield answers questions about health care reform, costs, and its impact on individuals.
Public Exchange Coverage Cost Calculator – This Kaiser Family Foundation resource helps individuals estimate the health insurance premiums and subsidies through the Public Exchange in their state.
Cartoon Video Explains Health Insurance Changes – This Kaiser Family Foundation resource is a seven-minute video detailing basic health insurance changes that will be put into effect under the Affordable Care Act.