New Health and Human Services Website for Employers on PPACA

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NEW YORK—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new website specifically designed to educate employers on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect businesses.

Business.USA.gov/healthcare includes a “wizard” tool that tailors educational information based on a company’s size and location. The website provides content on coverage options, tax credits and other provisions of the law from HHS, the Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department.

According to an announcement about the new website, “The Administration will work with the employer community to ensure the site continues to be a helpful resource for businesses and their employees, including updating the site with additional, timely information.”

State and federal Health Insurance Marketplaces—or “exchanges” as they are also referred to—where individuals and small businesses can find health coverage, are scheduled to be operational beginning Oct. 1, 2013. As previously reported throughout the media, the Obama Administration recently delayed the law’s employer mandate provisions until 2015, although employer plan sponsors are still responsible for certain fees and plan design requirements under PPACA.


Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Managing Partner
Aligned Growth Partners, LLC
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