Legal Alert - Health Care Reform: Part 5 of 6, Health Care Reform’s New Research Fees: What Employers Need to Know
Health Care Reform's New Research Fees: What Employers Need to Know
Health Care Reform’s New Research Fees: What Employers Need to Know
by Denise L. Atwood and Eva N. Merz
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (collectively, the “Act”), employers must move forward with implementation. This series of newsletter articles focuses on the changes that most immediately affect employer group health plans and may require immediate attention, especially for employers who have taken a wait-and-see approach in hopes that the Act would be invalidated.
This alert, the fifth in a series, discusses the annual fees that will be imposed on health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-funded plans to help support clinical effectiveness research.