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​The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Health care reform included several components affecting the long term and post-acute care sector, such as enhanced transparency, new quality programs, training for direct care workers, cuts to Medicare and more.  Since the law's passage, skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities across the country have been implementing aspects already in place and preparing for the provisions yet to come.

This page features resources aimed to help AHCA/NCAL members as health care reform implementation continues. ​​​​
 

 Timeline

 
LTC Providers should pay particular attention to:
  • Sept. 23, 2012 - Summaries of Benefits & Coverages (SBC);
  • Dec. 31, 2012 – Form W-2 Reporting for 2012 Tax Year;
  • Jan. 1, 2013 - Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Annual Limit;
  • Mar. 1, 2013 - Employee Notice of Exchange;
  • Jan. 1, 2014 -  “Pay or Play”— Employer Shared Responsibility;
  • Jan. 1, 2014 - Automatic Enrollment; and
  • Jan. 1, 2018 -  Cadillac Tax

We are grateful to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., for allowing us to post this highlights “timeline” for Employer Group Health Plan Compliance, under the Affordable Care Act.  This timeline is for general information purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.


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 Key Provisions Impacting LTC

 
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