Affordable Care Act Webinar Series

On July 16, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) held a webinar focused on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer requirement.  As many provisions of the employer requirement remain in place, AHCA/NCAL will continue to host focused sessions and place requirement materials on our website as a resource.  The next ACA webinar will occur on August 6,  at 2 p.m. EST, and will focus on several areas that are critical to developing the health insurance marketplaces and what this will mean for providers as employers and from a business perspective.  Topics that will be covered include:

  • Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) update and landscape: where are states implementing SHOP and what could that possibly mean for providers.  Starting in 2014, small businesses with generally up to 50 employees will have access to the new health care insurance marketplaces through the SHOP.  In 2016, employers with up to 100 employees will be able to participate in SHOP.
  • Remaining timeline and countdown to open enrollment.
  • Lessons learned from employer mandate readiness and top five things you still need to do.
  • Employer sponsored insurance interaction with other types of coverage.

Be sure to check out AHCA/NCAL’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) Web page, which features all of the latest health reform analysis and tools for long term care providers.  For any ACA related questions you may have, please send an email to