Useful Links

Kaiser Health News

Up to date news information on a variety of healthcare topics, including developments in healthcare reform. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org


State Health Facts

Also operated by Kaiser, this website provides 50 state comparisons, healthcare demographics information, and individual state profiles, covering topics from Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP to health costs and budgets. http://www.statehealthfacts.org


United States Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor’s website for all healthcare reform related items within its arena.  This website includes press releases as well as regulatory and sub-regulatory guidance on the 90 day waiting period limitations, grandfathered health plans, medical loss ratio rebates, the many insurance mandates, and other healthcare reform provisions delegated to the DOL. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform


HealthCare.gov

A federal government website managed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services providing information to help individuals prepare for the new health insurance marketplaces and to understand how PPACA impacts them. http://www.healthcare.gov


IRS

The IRS official website providing summary information about all of the tax provisions contained in PPACA, including the small business healthcare tax credit, the individual and employer shared responsibility provisions, and health insurance premium tax credits for individuals purchasing coverage through a health insurance exchange or marketplace. http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions

The IRS website also has a page on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee.  The webpage has information on how to calculate, report, and pay the fee, as well as links to regulations, questions and answers, and other resources. http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Patient-Centered-Outcomes-Research-Institute-Fee


White House

The Obama Administration’s website on healthcare reform, focusing primarily on healthcare reform news and how PPACA affects individuals. http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform


Hill, Chesson & Woody

Learn more about how Hill, Chesson & Woody’s innovative service model can help your business craft an employee benefits strategy that aligns with your corporate goals and budgetary needs, and achieves compliance with state and federal regulations, including the complexities of healthcare reform. www.hcwbenefits.com


US Department of Health & Human Services

Managed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides both summaries and regulatory guidance on the application of HIPAA and HITECH to consumers, covered entities, and business associates. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/index.html


North Carolina Department of Insurance

The North Carolina Department of Insurance’s website on the health insurance landscape and the implementation of healthcare reform in NC. http://www.ncdoi.com/Smart


Marketplace Consumer Applications

Individual Short Form
Family Form
Individual without Financial Assistance Form


Health Insurance Subsidy Calculator

This tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation and supported by HealthCare.gov illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator


Individual Mandate FAQ

A Kaiser Health News FAQ on the individual mandate, who is affected, how to satisfy it, and the exemptions that are available, as well as other useful information.
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/September/03/FAQ-on-individual-insurance-mandate-ACA.aspx


Health Reform GPS

A project of the George Washington University’s Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. http://healthreformgps.org/

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