Blue Cross will help guide you through the changes in the healthcare system. Here, you'll get a summary of the major changes to expect. Also, be sure to view our interactive timeline to see when certain provisions will take effect.
The law will decrease out-of-pocket costs for those enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plan.
The new law creates immediate options for those who can't get insurance today. In time, many people who have been denied coverage in the past due to medical conditions will be guaranteed coverage.
Within six months, insurers will only be able to cancel coverage once a plan has been issued in cases of fraud or intentional misrepresentation.
This information has been compiled from a variety of sources. Please note that interpretations may vary, and you should consult your attorney and/or tax advisor for more specific information. New and existing state laws may impact many of these provisions as well as future federal and state regulations. Please also note that the new law allows for "grandfathering" of certain health plans, making those plans not necessarily subject to portions of the new law.
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