Attorneys Busy with Nuances of U.S. Health Care Reform

Attorneys are busy at work on some of the lesser-known aspects of the Affordable Care Act, the Memphis Daily News reports. Beginning in January, businesses that employ 50 or more full-time equivalent employees must provide health care plans that meet minimum essential benefits requirements. But the largest employers – those that have 200 or more employees – also must make sure employees are automatically enrolled in a plan by January, said Craig Cowart, a partner with Fisher & Philips. “I’m confident most insurance carriers are working with employers on that now,” he said. “Employees will be able to opt out, but it’s definitely something employers need to be made aware of.”