"Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act"

iconic-collumn.jpgThis guest post was authored by Heather DeBlanc

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of employer-provided group health plan coverage on the 2012 Forms W-2 provided to employees this January 2013.  Employers who issued fewer than 250 Forms W-2 in January 2012, do not need to comply with

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This guest post was authored by Heather L. DeBlanc

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius addressing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).1 The Court upheld, in a 5 to 4 ruling, the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the ACA.  

Medical.jpgIn March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.  This new Act requires that health plans and insurers who offer coverage to children on their parents’ plan make the coverage available until the child reaches age 26.  This law applies to married and non-married children, even if they are