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Health Care Reform Update

Apr 13, 2010

Important Updates on Health Care Reform Laws

This year has brought the most sweeping reforms to health care coverage since Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans began almost 75 years ago. The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with over 2,000 pages of new federal law, will touch virtually every facet of the health care industry.

Anthem Blue Cross has assembled work teams to analyze the impact of this and other state and federal laws, and how to implement them. Anthem will update sales teams, brokers and their customers regularly as the changes that will be required and the other implications of the state and federal mandates become clearer.

This week, Anthem is providing information to help you understand the implications of the new Health Care Reform law.  They will forward this information to all commercial employers (e-mail and postal mailing) early next week. Please find links to the following documents below:

Watch for future updates as Anthem reviews these and other mandates, and their implications to our industry. Meanwhile, Anthem's Public Affairs team, with help from their State Plan Presidents and other leaders, will continue to advocate at the federal and state level for reforms and effective implementation of the legislation to improve quality and help manage costs.

As Anthem works to fully understand and implement new legislation, rest assured that their No. 1 priority is to stay focused on their customers each and every day, and to meet and exceed their expectations by delivering value while improving their experience.

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