Carriers will be able to more easily qualify for the reinsurance pool that was intended to pay back the insurers for “losses” they experience by working with the Affordable Care Act

Not only will it be easier, but the new budget asks for another $5.5 billion in spending to reimburse the carriers, which Republicans are naturally calling a bailout for insurers. A handful of Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to repeal the so called risk corridors

Unions, universities and some other self funded employers will not have to pay the $63 fee required to cover the reinsurance fund

We finally have rules that define how employers with more than 50 employees must report their information (more on that later) to the government with respect to coordination with the “pay or play” initiative