The Affordable Care Act (ACA or health care reform law) is made up of many different parts. The phased implementation began September 23, 2010, and will continue through at least 2018.
Not all parts of the law affect every line of business (individual, small businesses, large businesses) or funding type (fully insured, self-funded). Also, not all are put in place at the same time. To help clearly show the impact of the ACA we’ve updated an easy-to-reference chart with recent guidance and made it easier to tell what applies to grandfathered plans and nongrandfathered plans.
This document is a reference guide only. Information on each provision can be found in the provision-specific fact sheet or FAQ documents on our health care reform website.