“I’ve seen the promise and the peril of divided government before.”
– Ari Fleischer
The midterm elections shifted the balance of power in Congress with Democrats taking back control of the United States House of Representatives and the Republicans picking up seats in the United States Senate. Many Democrats across the nation campaigned on the issue of healthcare and most specifically the protection for individuals with pre-existing conditions, the most popular part of President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.
With a divided Congress in 2019, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain the law of the land and employers must continue to comply with all the law’s provisions. Owners and HR departments absolutely need to continue to monitor ACA compliance as the Trump administration continues issuing policy that changes how the ACA is implemented. If your company is not sure it is 100% compliant with the ACA, contact a BenefitCorp consultant to audit your plans to make sure you are not in violation of federal law.