On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as health care reform, was officially signed into law. Since that time, health care reform and its impact on businesses and individuals continues to evolve. With the clock ticking down to implementation, it is imperative businesses understand how they will be affected and are prepared to make strategic health care decisions.
Health care concerns are not new. In fact, health care spending has exceeded U.S. economic growth in every recent decade.1 Rising costs, along with an increasingly complex health care system, make it even more important for businesses and individuals to have a clear understanding of their health care benefits, to make smart benefits choices, and to wisely manage their health care dollars.
Aflac's Health Care Essentials will help you understand the:
As details of the new health care reform legislation are established, you can rely on Aflac to provide you with ongoing updates at aflac.com/insights.
1 Kaiser Family Foundation (May 2012), "Health Care Costs – A Primer," kff.org/insurance/upload/7670-03.pdf, accessed on August 3, 2012.