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The healthcare reform work of the Westchester County Association is carried out by our WCA Healthcare Consortium, which is currently developing a new model to deliver high-quality, cost effective healthcare to residents of Westchester County and the region.Scroll down to keep up with what’s happening.
“Elections have consequences,” said Ken Raske, President of the Greater New York Hospital Association at the December 9th meeting of the WCA Healthcare Advisory Board. With the threat of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) without an immediate replacement plan, Raske and others in the healthcare industry are predicting dire consequences. “The level of uncertainty is the highest I’ve ever seen in my career. I am deeply, deeply troubled.”
Only two health insurance carriers in Westchester have opted to participate in New York’s SHOP (Small Business Health Option Program) exchange, and you’ve probably only heard of one of them...
Westchester businesses have until next Tuesday to give their employees a heads-up on the new healthcare exchanges. Whether you offer healthcare plans or not, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to issue a Notice of Exchange and COBRA notice (where appropriate) to all employees by Oct. 1 and to every new employee hired after that date within 14 days of hire.
The healthcare sector is a key economic engine for Westchester County and the surrounding region. It is the largest employer by far, and generates approximately $10 billion to the local economy. However, there have been fundamental shifts...