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May 1, 2013

Standing On The Tracks - Six Ways The Affordable Care Act May Increase Federal Contractors' Costs

Arnold & Porter Advisory

Federal contactors face significant cost increases from impending health insurance reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Act) was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Beyond the politics that has surrounded it, the Act raises significant cost and compliance implications for federal contractors. As the changes brought by the Act approach, many Federal contractors are standing on the tracks, so to speak, unaware of the Act's potential cost increases bearing down on them. Following affirmation by the Supreme Court, with enrollment in exchanges starting in October 2013, and key provisions of the Act becoming effective on January 1, 2014, change is coming. Federal contractors must focus on how the Act may soon affect their bottom line.