Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform Updates

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act were signed into law in March 2010. As a result of what is better known simply as "Healthcare Reform", various agencies and interest groups have begun the difficult work of implementing the new law.

Changes are being made even before the law requires as employers, healthcare consumers, and the health insurance industry prepare for January 2011. Starting then and for the next several years, changes in healthcare delivery and financing legislated in 2010 will be rolled out. As information is available that impacts the clients and partners of Sterling HSA, we'll post it here.

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Key Immediate Provisions
Office of Nancy Pelosi
March 22, 2010
A summary of some key healthcare reform provisions that take effect immediately.

Healthcare Reform Timeline
2010 - 2014
Starting now through 2014 (and beyond) employers and consumers will experience changes in how their health plans are set up and funded. Here's the high level timeline of what to expect.

Consumer Driven Health Plans Fit with Reform
Consumer Driven Health Plans (CDHP) like HSAs, HRAs and FSAs continue to gain popularity. Just recently, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) announced that over 10 million Americans have an HSA. Healthcare reform fits with this trend and CDHP adoption will likely increase.