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Minimum essential coverage Under the Affordable Care Act, virtually every legal U.S. resident will be required to obtain coverage or pay a tax penalty. Learn what qualifies as coverage and the potential tax penalties. Read more  


BIG changes ahead in your health plan How Affordable Care Act provisions may impact benefits offered under your health plan. Read more  


Grandfathered plans How the status of your health plan impacts the benefits required to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. Read more 


Dependents covered to age 26 Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, dependents can remain on parents' policies even if they are eligible for other coverage. Read more  


Affordable Care Act Timeline Learn about each provision and when it will take place. 
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Understanding your plan benefits You can obtain a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) from almost any carrier. Learn about the key features of this new easy-to-read document.  Read more


Flexible Spending Accounts The maximum amount you can contribute to your flexible spending account in 2013 has changed. Read more


Impacts to premiums in 2014 Learn how new Affordable Care Act mandates will impact premiums in 2014 for those who purchase their own health insurance coverage.
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Coverage for clinical trials States will be required to cover costs for approved clinical trial participants. Read more 


New place to purchase coverage Newly created health insurance marketplaces (formerly known as public exchanges) prepare to launch. Read more 


Funding the Affordable Care Act How Affordable Care Act funding could lead to higher costs for consumers. Read more 


Pre-existing health conditions Under the Affordable Care Act pre-existing conditions will no longer be a factor in a person's ability to purchase health insurance. Read more 

Related Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association publications on health care reform issues:
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