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5 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Healthcare Reform

The new healthcare landscape is complex and evolving. To help educate our clients and employees as to how healthcare reform affects them, MOUNTAIN will share facts as they are released during the year. For official information, review the government website Healthcare.gov.
1. When does the law go into effect?
The law is already in effect but the major changes will be implemented January 1, 2014.
2. Which companies are affected by the law?
Employers with 50 or more full-time employees must comply with the law and provide health coverage to all employees or pay penalties. 
3. What are the individuals’ responsibilities?
Individuals must maintain healthcare coverage for themselves or pay a penalty.
4. What is the policy on young adult children?
Children under 26 are permitted to stay on their parents’ insurance coverage.
5. Are foreign companies included?
Foreign companies in the U.S. who employ 50 or more citizens or legal residents in the U.S. must comply with the law. 
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