Immediately after the Supreme Court's health reform decision brokers shared their reaction with EBA. View the full slideshow at eba.benefitnews.com/slide_show.
Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, work must continue to advise clients on the implications of the Act. As most advisers are aware, many group medical clients took great pains to comply with the tactical requirements of the law which were imposed in 2010 and 2011. However, the fresh challenge today is to frame the finality of the ACA within a client's longer term strategic priorities as evidenced within their employee benefit plan.
- John O'Connell, co-owner, C.M. Smith Agency
Benefits producers can now refocus their efforts toward working to understand and comply with the provisions of the law. Now, more than ever, employer groups both large and small will need guidance and direction from an informed benefits producer to clearly navigate the complexities of the law in the coming years. Back to work!
- Sean Oliver, partner, chief financial analyst, Diversified Insurance Group
While we still have concerns that PPACA does not address the true drivers of health insurance costs in this country, and the law is having a huge and costly compliance burden on American employers, it is our responsibility ... to move forward within the constraints of the law to help Americans access high-quality, affordable health care. There are still legislative actions that can be taken to fix parts of the law, and though we support many of these efforts, our focus is to help our customers transition to the regulations, policies and procedures the law outlines.
- Janet Trautwein, CEO, NAHU
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