While the statutory framework of the ACA remains intact, there are several developments that may occur in Congress on the regulatory front and in the courts that warrant an employer’s attention. The next few weeks will be extremely important as events unfold with respect to the individual insurance markets and the viability of state and federal health insurance marketplace exchanges. However, until these developments play out, it is business as usual, albeit with heightened attention, for employers.

President Trump has threatened to stop the payment of cost-sharing reduction subsidies to insurance companies, which help make individual insurance policies on the insurance exchanges affordable by covering deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance for qualifying individuals.

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