Update on July 18th, 2017:
PHBP compared the current law (ACA) with the House’s and Senate’s bills. The proposed changes in either the House or Senate bills are not expected to affect group health plans - although there is a provision in the Senate bill that would allow more latitude to States to waive requirements dealing with annual limitations and required coverage of “essential health benefits”. There is general consensus that the group market will not be immediately affected, but it is uncertain what the longer term impact will be in States that choose to limit coverage through a waiver process.
To read PHBP’s comparison of the current law (ACA) with the House’s and Senate’s bills, please go to PHBP.org/Employers/Documents and Resources/Affordable Care Act Compared To American Health Care Act Compared to Better Care Reconciliation Act.
We will continue to keep you updated. Please call Susan Kaiser, PHBP’s Executive Director, at 646-370-1431 if you should have any questions.