Health Care Reform

The health care reform legislation that was enacted in March 2010, and is now referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has changed the way we all think about health care and employer-sponsored group health plans.

The new law is designed to increase federal oversight of health care plans and make health insurance more accessible to the general public to reduce the number of uninsured Americans. As the regulations continue to take shape, Ascende will keep you up to date on how your employees and benefit plans may be affected.

We continue to provide relevant information through our Health Care Reform Updates, Panoramas and presentations. We are also providing clients with compliance monitoring and guidance, plan design and cost sharing models, projections of future costs (including potential taxes and penalties), evaluation of grandfathered status, and support with employee communications and education.