Health Reform Timeline

In 2010 Expect Insurance Reforms

If it seems not much has happened since the health reform law here are some health insurance reforms to be implemented this year:

  • Require insurance plans to allocate at least 85% of premiums for benefits for large groups, 80% for small groups. Rebates start January 1, 2011.
  • Review all premium increases for justification of amount.
  • Establish a temporary high-risk pool to provide coverage for uninsured with pre-existing conditions.
  • Health plans must provide certain preventative coverages without co-pays.
  • Provide coverage for adult children up to age 26.
  • Provides tax credits for small businesses to provide health insurance for employees.
  • Eradicate limits on lifetime benefits.
  • Provide temporary reinsurance program for young retirees not eligible for Medicare.
  • Medical personnel and hospitals: Establish a national strategy for increasing the number of health care professionals .
  • Increase training of health care personnel through scholarships and loans.
  • Require a larger number of services from non-profit hospitals.
  • Impose 10% tax on indoor tanning services.

Do you feel health insurance reform will be beneficial to you?

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for posting this information. You are right, I feel like nothing has happened and this is a helpful reminder changes are already being made even if they haven't affected me yet that I have noticed. Do you think most nannies get health insurance from their bosses? I feel like most don't until there is a workers compensation situation.

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