Essential StaffCARE, in conjunction with Staffing Industry Analysts, recently had the opportunity to produce a webinar dealing with important topics facing the insurance field today. Delivered by Senior Analyst Marco Nunez, Essential StaffCARE chose to explore the importance of including voluntary benefits in a medical benefits landscape very constrained by the Affordable Care Act.
No immediate changes expected for employers but a Supreme Court battle is anticipated.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor for the Northern District of Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, in its entirety.
A final ruling, however, may be months or even years away. It is important to keep in mind that the Individual Mandate is still in effect for 2018 and does not end until January of 2019. Thus, individuals must still have individual health coverage in order to avoid being penalized. The other provisions of the ACA, such as the Employer Mandate, continue unchanged until there is an ultimate determination on this controversial and polarizing law.