Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Market responses to the Affordable Care Act

As the US moves towards full implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), employers are seeing new challenges and opportunities in the provision of health coverage and other benefits to their employees.

Some predict that ACA will lead to cheaper, better, universal healthcare. Others predict a calamity. But most agree that the law will drive significant change in the way healthcare is delivered, paid for and insured in the US. Employers are left wondering how to plan for and manage those changes while containing costs and meeting their employees’ expectations.

Human resource consultants and product vendors are responding by aggressively promoting their services as an answer to the complexity and administrative headaches created by the legislation. Outsourcing benefits administration functions to specialists is one approach. Several service providers have also launched private health insurance exchanges in the two years since the ACA legislation passed…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Pillsbury briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Overview

Tower 42, Level 23
25 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1HQ
UK
http://www.pillsburylaw.com/