Plan Sponsor has a weekly feature to help plan sponsors understand what they need to do to prepare for the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Groom principals, Christy Tinnes and Brigen Winters, serve as the health care reform experts and field weekly questions regarding the new law. The weekly questions are compiled and published each month in the “Second Opinion” column in Plan Sponsor Magazine.

Most employers have spent the last year and a half studying new regulations, amending their health plans, and notifying participants of changes. Now they are taking a step back to double-check their lists, and looking forward to see what is next for health care reform.

These Q&As first appeared online on in August. As health care law is rapidly evolving, there may be further developments since the initial publication.


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