What immediate changes can employers expect?
What other major provisions of the new law will apply to existing group coverage?
Can employers keep the group health plans they currently offer their employees?
Does the new law require that all employers offer health care coverage?
Can an employer still impose a waiting period on employees before health insurance becomes effective?
Does the new law require that part-time and seasonal employees be eligible for group coverage?
Will employees have to pay extra because of the "Cadillac tax" if they have high-cost health plans?
Are employers required to do any new reporting?
What are the new provisions for emergency room-related services?
What are the auto-enrollment requirements for companies?
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