Have you been hearing more and more about health care reform? Feeling a little overwhelmed?
In the coming year, a lot will be changing in health insurance. On Oct. 1, the curtain will be lifted on one of the largest expansions to private health insurance in our country’s history.
The health care reform law may be a commonly discussed topic, but it’s also a complicated one. The changes are complex and they will mean different things to different people. Yet, nearly half of all Americans don’t know reform has become the law of the land, let alone how they will be affected by the changes.
As a person who’s been working in the health insurance industry for more than 26 years, I understand how reform can be confusing. My job here at Independence Blue Cross (IBX) for the last few years has been to understand the Accountable Care Act (ACA) and what it means to our members, our customers, the physicians and hospitals in our network, and our company.
That’s why I’m blogging on the topic — to shed some light on what’s to come. All of us will be affected by these changes in some way, and it is important to stay informed about what is coming down the pike. For example, having health insurance will no longer be optional after this year. And at IBX, we want to be sure you have the right information to make the best choices for you and your family.
IBX has been affected by reform just like everyone else. The ACA has forever changed the way we do business. However, we are prepared for what is ahead, and I look forward to sharing my insights on how the ACA is changing everyone’s game.
Follow my posts as I hope to help make the new health care law understandable. And I invite you to participate by commenting and asking questions via social media. I look forward to the conversation.