Below is the HHS Uniform Glossary of terms that define medical coverage-related terms. as part of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (PPACA)
Healthcare Reform Reference Center
Getting Accurate Information on Health Care Reform
Health care reform, sometimes referred to as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or simply, the Affordable Care Act, has tri-agency guidance through HHS, the DOL, and the IRS. Listed below are the governmental websites that contain accurate information for employers, employees, brokers and consultants.
HHS consumer health care website. This website is the “web portal” required under health care reform and provides information for consumers about both public and private health coverage options available in their states.
HHS Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) website. CCIIO is charged with helping to implement many of health care reform’s requirements (see our article). You can access HHS regulations, fact sheets, FAQs, letters, news releases, and other resources regarding health care reform using the links at this website.
DOL Affordable Care Act website. This website provides links to health care reform regulations, other guidance (including model notices), research studies and surveys, archived webcasts, and additional resources.
IRS Affordable Care Act website. This website provides information on health care reform’s tax provisions, as well as links to related guidance, Q&As, IRS forms, tax tips, and other resources.
IRS Small Business Health Care Tax Credit website. This website has information about the small employer tax credit under the health care reform (see our article).
Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) website. The ERRP is a temporary program established under health care reform to reimburse employment-based plans for a portion of the costs they incur providing health coverage to early retirees (see our article). Regulations, reference materials, announcements, and other information about the ERRP are available at this website.
White House health reform website. The White House provides news and other information about health care reform at this website.
U.S. Department of Justice Affordable Care Act website. This website collects selected decisions in cases challenging health care reform’s constitutionality.
Health Reform Implementation Timeline
The Health Reform implememtation timeline and specific requirements may be granted grace periods and revised as agency regulation writers consider responses to their call for comments. Please call us at 704-525-9666 to discuss any questions you may have about these guidelines.