November 15 marked the launch of the second open enrollment period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After months of fixing glitches and replacing some key management figures, the federal government is promising a much smoother experience for enrollees this time around.
The COBRA Blog
Remember why the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exists? One of its basic goals was to define a minimum standard for the benefits consumers receive when they sign up for health insurance. The intent is good, but it turns out there’s a problem. The online calculator that employers can use to determine if their plans meet ACA standards apparently has a glitch.
With the Supreme Court’s decision on the new healthcare law in place, employers and insurance providers are taking a closer look at what’s ahead in the coming months and years. One thing that’s certain is that both groups will have to adjust to the new landscape to survive.