Possible Repeal of ACA Prompts NY Government to Issue Emergency Rules

NY Government Contractors, Be Informed

As the current administration is working to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), New York government was prompted to issue emergency rules for health insurers. NY emergency rules would require medical coverage for employee benefits currently provided under federal law.

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) wrote emergency rules pertaining to public healthcare benefits and general welfare in the event that Congress repeals and replace the ACA.

Safeguarding Health Benefits

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo issued emergency rules for any private health insurance company to guarantee 10 “essential healthcare benefits,” following President Obama’s 2010 health law. He claims that the NY government was prompted to do this move alongside the belief that the repeal of ACA will result to millions of New York workers losing health coverage.

A set of 10 healthcare benefits under ACA includes:

  • emergency services,
  • inpatient and outpatient hospital care,
  • laboratory services,
  • prescription drug coverage,
  • pregnancy and newborn care,
  • mental health services,
  • dental and vision coverage for children (optional for adults),
  • chronic disease management,
  • and rehabilitative services and devices (to help injured or disabled patients to recover physical and mental skills).

Most of NY healthcare insurers claim that the context of the emergency rules is already covered under NY state law. Despite the claim, Gov. Cuomo ordered the state’s Department of Health (DOH) to ban any health insurer that withdraws from health insurance exchanges from participating in Medicaid or Child Health Plus. The directives aim to keep them health insurers from leaving NY’s health insurance market.            

Guaranteed Access to Quality Healthcare Benefits

New Yorker employees are guaranteed that they will continue to have access to the quality healthcare benefits they deserve. DFS was directed to prevent discrimination against gender, age or pre-existing conditions.

ARCHER JORDAN Keeps You Informed of Healthcare Laws

With all the latest issues happening in New York, ARCHER JORDAN will keep you abreast with up-to-date information on ACA. We will keep you informed as to how it impacts your company, what’s in it for you as a contractor and changes on employee healthcare benefits coverage as they happen.

ARCHER JORDAN ensures that you are in the know especially with state-specific emergency rules that are being imposed statewide. At ARCHER JORDAN, we ensure that no rule will be missed. Keeping you informed is the key. Call us today.

5-Easy Steps to Fringe Benefit Compliance

In this FREE guide we’ll show you how to create a fringe benefit plan that secures your business

   
           
   

Categories

ACA
AD & D
Affordable Care Act
AHCA
AK Prevailing Wage
AL Prevailing Wage
AR Prevailing Wage
AZ Prevailing Wage
CA Prevailing Wag
CA Prevailing Wage
CA Prevailing Wage 401k
Call Centers
CO Prevailing Wage
COBRA
Compliance Tips
Critical Illness
CT Prevailing Wage
Davis Bacon Act
DE Prevailing Wage
Department of Labor
Disability Insurance
Education
Employee Benefits
Employee Training
Employer Tips
ERISA
Farm Labor Plan
Fixed Indemnity
FL Prevailing Wage
Fringe Benefits
GA Prevailing Wage
Government Contracting
Government Contractors
Health and Welfare Wrap
Healthcare Benefits
HI Prevailing Wage
Hospitality
Hospitality Benefits
Hourly Seasonal Workers
Hourly Workforce
Human Resources
ID Prevailing Wage
IL Prevailing Wage
IN Prevailing Wage
IO Prevailing Wage
IRS
KS Prevailing Wage
KY Prevailing Wage
LA Prevailing Wage
Limited Medical
MA Prevailing Wage
Major Medical Insurance
McNamara-O’Hara Act
MD Prevailing Wage
ME Prevailing Wage
MEC
MEC and MVP
MEC MVP
MI Prevailing Wage
MN Prevailing Wage
MO Prevailing Wage
MS Prevailing Wage
MT Prevailing Wage
MVP
NC Prevailing Wage
ND Prevailing Wage
NE Prevailing Wage
NH Prevailing Wage
NJ Prevailing Wage
NM Prevailing Wage
NSRMCA Members
NV Prevailing Wage
NY prevailing wage
OH Prevailing Wage
OK Prevailing Wage
OR Prevailing Wage
OSHA
PA Prevailing Wage
Part Time Employees
Podcast Guest Appearances
Prevailing Wage
Prevailing Wage Workers
Restaurant Group Benefits
Retirement Plans
RI Prevailing Wage
SC Prevailing Wage
SCA Audits
SCA Compliance
SD Prevailing Wage
SDVOB
SDVOSB
Seasonal Workers
Service Contract Act
Small Business
Staffing
State Prevailing Wage
SUB Plan
Supplemental Benefits
Supplemental Unemployment
Third Party Administrator
TN Prevailing Wage
Trust Services
TX prevailing wage
Uncategorized
UT Prevailing Wage
VA Prevailing Wage
Violations – SCA
Voluntary Benefits
WA Prevailing Wage
Wellness
WI Prevailing Wage
Workplace Health
Workplace Safety
WV Prevailing Wage
WY Prevailing Wage