In 2010, President Obama enacted sweeping health care reform legislation designed to reduce future health care costs and ensure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care. The provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together referred to as the Affordable Care Act or ACA) have various effective dates.

As we implement each provision, we continue to analyze potential impacts on the CalPERS Health Benefits Program, our members and employers. We are also working closely with our representatives in Washington, D.C., to ensure we receive accurate and timely information, and guidance from key regulatory oversight agencies. As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopts regulations for the various health care reform provisions, we are better able to assess and communicate their full impact.

In the meantime, review the information below for an update on our analysis.

CalPERS National Health Care Reform Facts

Find more information about the law and when the individual measures go into effect.

FAQs - Health Care Reform

Get answers to frequently asked questions.

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For more information, please visit:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Learn more about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Covered California

Discover California's Health Benefit Exchange.

Dated: 08-16-2013