January 2014 – Health Care Reform Developments


Individuals Covered under the Temporary High-risk Pool Program

The Affordable Care Act created a high-risk pool program to provide health insurance coverage for certain individuals with a pre-existing condition. The program was scheduled to end December 31, 2013. The Obama administration has announced that the program is extended through March 2014 to allow covered individuals additional time to enroll in health insurance coverage through a state insurance marketplace. 

Small Employer Health Insurance Credit

The IRS has issued the 2013 Form 8941 (Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums) and its instructions. Included in the instructions are the state average premiums for coverage in the small group market.



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