In 2014, an estimated 30 million U.S. residents who currently lack health insurance will gain coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including 12 million Americans who will now qualify for the expansion of Medicaid. In addition, due to the availability of federal subsidies, many employers may choose to transition a portion of their employee population to state and federal marketplaces (commonly referred to as public health exchanges).
Unfortunately, most Americans who will qualify for these new options are unaware of the potential changes to their eligibility for health care coverage. With traditional enrollment season fast approaching, employers can expect to receive an increase in questions and concerns about the options available to their employees, especially from those who are not eligible for employer-sponsored coverage.
Aon Hewitt’s Your Coverage Resources is an online and interactive website that can help consumers understand PPACA (e.g., what it is and how it impacts them), learn about and determine potential eligibility for available public health care programs and enroll in state and federal exchanges. As a result, employers can continue to drive greater choice, affordability and wellness for the full spectrum of their employee population, while minimizing their administrative burden.
This comprehensive solution includes:
Aon Hewitt has partnered with eHealth, Inc., the nation’s leading online marketplace for individual and family health insurance to provide a consumer-friendly online shopping experience that enables individuals to research, analyze, compare and purchase from a broad selection of health plans online. In some states, this may include those qualified health plans available through state and federal health insurance exchanges. To date, eHealth has enrolled more than 3 million people in health insurance coverage.
Let us help you prepare your employees for 2014.
To learn more about how to offer this valuable resource to your employees and minimize your administrative burden, please contact us.