January 1, 2014. Community rating, narrower age banding, guaranteed issue, and other fun parts of the law will begin on this date. In preparation, our agency has been meeting with major health insurance carriers on the impact PP49 employer groups, 4 with decreases of 20%-30%, 4 with 0-10% increases, 20 employers with 30% or more increases. How will businesses absorb/pass on the cost increases? Drop coverage. With no penalties for not offering why wouldn't they?
ACA will have on our employer sponsored plans with less than 50 employees. For my accounts the results have been staggering: