Health Care Reform: 2012 and Beyond

Employers who successfully navigated the first round of health care reform changes, many of which took effect on January 1, 2011, may be tempted to turn their attention away from health care reform and focus on other priorities for the remainder of the year. However, given the number of requirements that are looming on the horizon, employers would be well advised to stay the course, and take steps now to prepare for 2012 and beyond. The article below examines the key health care requirements that employers should be mindful of in 2012 and 2013 and sets out a timeline of the reforms through 2018.