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Sessions answer quesitons about healthcare reform

October 3, 2013

Confused about the impacts of health care legislation on your CSU benefits?

people standing in shadow of a question markHuman Resources is offering informational sessions to help you sort it out. "Navigating the Affordable Care Act/Healthcare Reform" sessions are slated from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 9:30-1030 Thursday, Oct. 17 in Room 230 of the Lory Student Center.

The sessions will answer your questions about healthcare reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also knowns as PPACA -- the law that affects healthcare coverage in the United States.

Healthcare reform requires the university to notify employees about how this law may impact you and your employer group sponsored plan.

Under federal law, beginning January 1, all people will be required to have minimum essential health coverage, or else be subject to a penalty. This is referred to as the “individual mandate."

The new Health Insurance Marketplace, including Connect for Health Colorado for individuals in Colorado, is intended to help individuals meet this mandate requirement by providing a way to purchase coverage and explore your qualificiations for federal assistance for coverage.

Many CSU employees are enrolled in the CSU employee benefit plan for medical coverage or have coverage through a spouse outside of CSU. Some individuals who meet certain criteria who are not offered healthcare coverage through their employer may be eligible for government subsidies to help pay for health insurance premiums for plans purchased in the marketplace. Eligibility is based on income and number of dependents.

Due to the high standard of health coverage CSU offers, our employees generally will not be eligible for these subsidies.

Contact: MyHR
Phone: 970-491-MyHR (6947)