Nondiscrimination rules an elephant in the room

Health care reform is here, and benefits managers everywhere are frantically planning to meet the new requirements. The problem is that planning with the rules currently in place is like trying to build a skyscraper on a piece of swampland in the Florida Everglades. 

As most employers worry about whether to “pay or play” as of 2014 and whether or not certain employees will need to be counted as full-time for health care reform purposes, there is an elephant in the room that is not yet getting enough notice. This elephant is the approaching nondiscrimination rules that apply to all health plans that are not grandfathered.

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