USI Affinity has Published a White Paper that Explores the Impact of the Affordable Care Act One Year Later

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On January 1, 2011, several changes were implemented in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. From a ban on over-the-counter drugs not being reimbursable under FSAs or HSAs without a doctor’s prescription, to an edict granting employers with fewer than 100 employees eligibility for wellness grants for up to five years. These new provisions were accompanied by others that also went into effect.

According to USI Affinity’s white paper, more than a year later, it appears employers generally support the benefits of increasing the pool of insured individuals with medical coverage. However, majorities of employers expect the new rules to raise the costs of their health plans, administrative costs and employee contributions.

To read more or to download your free copy of Health Care Reform — Impact of the Affordable Care Act One Year Later, visit or click the link below:

About USI Affinity

For over 75 years, the divisions of USI Affinity have developed, marketed and administered insurance and financial programs that offer affinity clients and their members unique advantages in coverage, price and service. Our programs offer clients, from associations and unions to financial institutions, the edge they need to both retain existing and attract new members and customers. As the endorsed provider of affinity groups representing over 20 million members, USI Affinity has the experience and know-how to navigate the marketplace and offer the most comprehensive and innovative insurance packages available.

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Alicia Smith