This year , there is very little direct effect on Employers in the schedule, however you are hardly off the hook- Beginning this summer you will have to eveluate all the exchanges, coops and penalties to determine the best pathway for you in 2014. Open enrollment begins 10/1 of this year! – Reeve
January 1- Physician Comparison Website becomes operational
January 1- Retiree Drug Subsidies change- Employers that offered retiree drug plans received tax-free subsidies previously, now these subsidies are taxable to the employer.
January 1- Health Care streamlining and processing rules become effective
January 1- Pilot program within Medicare on bundled payment for episodes of care begins. Runs through 2016
January 1- Medicare Part D Donut Hole closure begins
July 1- COOP Programs (non-profit, member run health plans) must be established by this date.