If you are finding yourself confused over what lies ahead as we quickly approach deadlines in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, you are not alone. The employer mandate has been delayed for a year, but not the individual mandate. People all over the country are expressing mixed emotion and mixed levels of understanding about what to expect.
Recently at our National Conference in Anaheim we had two experts speak at our pre-Conference workshop on the ACA. Many religious institutes remain concerned over the requirement that essentially all health insurance policies (for men and for women alike) cover women's preventive services that include contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. We have a webinar scheduled for mid-November that will address in part the latest on the status of the contraceptive mandate and the ongoing litigation in courts across the United States. Watch for emails and check our website in the next few weeks when we open the webinar for registrations.