Updated Glossary May 23, 2013
Our updated Glossary for Affordable Care Act terms
U.S. Department of Labor Releases Model Notices for Employee Coverage Options & COBRA Elections
May 15, 2013
As part of the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Exchange or Marketplace begins October 1, 2013.
Grandfathering Update for the Affordable Care Act, May 8, 2013
Additional Information on grandfathering under the Affordable Care Act
New Taxes and Fees Under the Affordable Care Act, May 8, 2013
Beginning in 2013, insurers, fully insured companies, and self-funded companies will be required to pay three new taxes and fess.
Self-funded accounts may use ReportBlueSM to help calculate PCORI, May 8, 2013
The Affordable Care Act created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to help care givers and patients make better care decisions.
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Please note that this content is only intended to describe national health care reform requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It does not address Massachusetts law requirements or the potential impact of Massachusetts law on federal PPACA requirements.
For purposes of PPACA implementation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts assumes the plan year is the policy year, unless an account notifies us otherwise.