The ACA and the Trump Administration
An update from Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company
With a new administration in place in Washington D.C., change to the Affordable Care Act
(ACA) seems inevitable. But what does that mean for you and your customers? Here’s the latest:
The ACA is still the law.
Even though change is expected, the ACA remains in place and unchanged at this time. The law still requires most Americans to have health insurance to avoid tax penalties.
Open Enrollment continues through January 31.
There’s still time for individuals and families to enroll in coverage for 2017. They can buy through you or enroll via Covered California. All 2017 Health Net plans are viewable at CoveredCA.com.
An Executive Order was signed, but no changes to coverage have been announced yet.
On Friday, January 20, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the federal government to ease some burdens of the law. However, at this time no specific changes have been announced to coverage offered through the marketplaces.
Whatever changes come, they’ll take time.
Many changes that could be made to the law will require specific legislative and administrative action. Health policy experts predict that consumers will be given a transition period while Congress puts together any replacement plan.
Covered California is open for business.
CoveredCA.com continues to connect people to health coverage, including an array of Health Net plans. Californians should log on to find details on plans and financial options.
Health Net still has your back!
Health Net remains focused on our promise of delivering access to quality, affordable healthcare and supporting your efforts to serve your customers. Nothing will change that commitment.