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