Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
For more information on the Affordable Care Act, click HERE.
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss.
For more information on COBRA, click HERE.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
For more information on FMLA, click HERE.
Government Disability
Social Security pays disability benefits to people who are unable to work due to a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. To find out if you qualify and how Social Security can help you, see the link below.
For more information, click HERE.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The HIPAA Privacy Rule. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.
Click HERE for more information on HIPAA.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
For more information on Medicare, click HERE.
Social Security
Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history.
For more information on Social Security, click HERE.