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Westfield Health Care Reform Webinar Power Point


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Excellent overview of the impact of Health Care Reform, including a timeline of implementation.

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Westfield Health Care Reform Webinar Power Point

  1. 1. Your Westfield Agent’s Association Welcomes you! - Second in a series of four webinars – This session will be recorded with John Prible,VP Federal Government Affairs Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
  2. 2. Health Care Reform A Timeline & Perspective
  3. 3. The Role of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers • 62% of agencies sell health insurance. • Breakdown of sales: o 15%Large Group Policies (51+ employees) o 25% Individual Policies o 60% Small Group Policies (2-50 employees) Source: IIABA Member Survey; March 2009
  4. 4. A Timeline of the Health Care Provisions that could affect you.
  5. 5. Implementation  As you can see from the summary, implementation of the new bill will generally phase in between 2010 and 2014.  HHS is already beginning on working on regulations for implementation.  Many of the provisions in the law, however, are left to be implemented by individual states (especially the creation of regulation of the new Exchanges).  We expect a great deal of confusion by customers, industry, and even state officials as implementation unfolds.
  6. 6. 2010/2011 2014 No lifetime benefit limits and restricted Exchanges created. annual limits. Required to carry dependents up to Guaranteed Issue. the age of 26. New MLR restrictions. Individual Mandate. CLASS Act. Employer “Mandate”. Small business premium tax credit New rating bands.
  7. 7. Some Specific Provisions and a Timeline
  8. 8. 2010
  9. 9. 2010 Cont’d
  10. 10. 2010 Cont’d
  11. 11. 2011
  12. 12. 2011 Cont’d
  13. 13. 2012
  14. 14. 2013
  15. 15. 2014
  16. 16. 2014 Cont’d
  17. 17. 2014 Cont’d
  18. 18. 2016
  19. 19. 2017
  20. 20. 2018
  21. 21. Perspective on Health Insurance in the Future
  22. 22. Impact on Individuals and Businesses A new health care world. A new way of doing business.
  23. 23. Small business premium tax credit • Applies to employers with 1-25 employees • Employer must pay at least 50% of health care premium • Credit based on number of employees and average annual wages per FTE • Employer and family members not included in eligibility • Premium credit reduces tax deduction of premiums
  24. 24. 2014 – A New Marketplace & New Competition
  25. 25. 2019 – 32 Million Newly Insured Where do they go?
  26. 26. Current Status– Private Health Insurance Marketplace *Source - Congressional Budget Office
  27. 27. Projected 2019 Private Health Insurance Marketplace *Source - Congressional Budget Office
  28. 28. Opportunity
  29. 29. Implications on the bottom line for the Industry New New Fees on Medical Loss Insurance Insurance Ratio (MLR) Companies Plan Squeeze ($14.3 billion Requirements by 2018) Thin Margins for Insurance Industry
  30. 30. Impact on Employers  Employers with 50-plus full-time (30 hours per week or more) employees are subject to the following:  If an employer does not offer health insurance and has at least one employee who qualifies for a tax credit, the employer is subject to an annual fine of $2000 for each full-time employee.  If an employer does offer health insurance coverage but has an employee who goes to an exchange (because the employee’s share of the premium exceeds 9.8% of their annual income) or if the employer fails to offer the minimum health insurance coverage, the employer is subject to an annual fine of $3,000 per employee going to an exchange (maximum penalty is $2,000 for each full-time employee in your total workforce).  If an employer does offer health insurance coverage, the employer is required to offer a voucher to employees with incomes less than 400% FPL and whose share of the premium exceeds 8% but is less than 9.8 of their annual income who decide to enroll on a plan in an exchange. The voucher is equal to what the employer would have paid for the employee’s health insurance coverage. (CBO: 1-2 million employees would jump from employer coverage to the exchange.)  Employers may not impose a waiting period before their employees can enroll in coverage of longer than 90 days.  Employers with 200-plus full-time employees must automatically enroll their employees into health insurance plans.
  31. 31. Confusion for Employers – Where do they turn for help?