Health Care Reform
University of Alaska Impacts of Federal Health Care Legislation
The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA) was signed into law on March 30, 2010. In general, plans are required to implement the provisions of the laws at the beginning of the first plan year following the six-month period after the act is signed. For the University of Alaska, this means the changes will start to take effect July 1, 2011.
There are several provisions with effective dates this calendar year.
One provision concerns the Health Flexible Spending Account (HFSA), and another concerns dependent coverage up to the age of 26.
See the following links for more information on these and other provisions: