The federal government enacted comprehensive federal health care reform in March 2010. This is perhaps the most significant piece of social welfare legislation in nearly 50 years. Over the next decade, this health care legislation will substantially alter the manner in which millions of Americans receive health care coverage. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the regulations issued under it will have significant short-term and long-term impacts on the health plans of The United Methodist Church. We have prepared these documents to give you an overview of health care reform and its potential impact on annual conferences and other UMC-related employers.
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These updates are provided by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits as a general informational and educational service to its plan sponsors, the annual conferences, plan participants and friends across The United Methodist Church. The updates should not be construed as, and do not constitute, legal advice nor accounting, tax, or other professional advice or services on any specific matter; nor do these messages create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should consult with their counsel or other professional advisor before acting on any information contained in these documents.