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Affordable Care Act

Questions on the Affordable Care Act should be directed to:

Linda J. Sheppard, Director
Accident & Health Division and PPACA Project Manager
Kansas Insurance Department
420 S.W. 9th Street
Topeka, KS 66612

Cindy Hermes, MPA, AAPA
Health Care Consumer Ombudsman and Director of Public Outreach

Kansas Insurance Department website:
Email:  commissioner@ksinsurance.org
Phone 785-296-3071
Consumer Assistance: 800-432-2484
Fax:  785-296-7805

In September 2013, a new website http://insureks.org/ was launched by the Kansas Insurance Department to help you get started in the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Tools include a rate calculator, videos, FAQs, and a schedule of regional informational meetings (Sept/Oct 2013).

KSDE recorded the Affordable Care Act sessions presented on February 8, 2013.  Download the Podcast here: Affordable Care Briefing: Feb. 8th 2013 (3 GB).  We recommend that this is viewed in Windows Media Player.

As new information becomes available from the state and federal level, we will post it here.  Listed below are other ACA documents available:

Full IRS regulation (144 pages) (PDF)- Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage

Start at page 128 for information about educational organizations

This document contains proposed regulations providing guidance under section 4980H of the Interneal Revenue Code with respect to the shared responsibility for employers regarding employee health coverage.  These proposed regulations would affect only employers that meet the definition of "applicable large employer" as described in these proposed regulations.

The Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act - DETERMINING FULL TIME EMPLOYEE STATUS - 8 page summary created by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas includes:

  • Determining large employer status
  • Does your company offer an "affordable""minimum value (MV)" plan to all Full Time employees?
  • Determining Full Time Employee Status
  • Calculating the Penalty
  • Key Points to Consider

Affordable Care Act:  What Happens Now? (PPT) - Presented by Linda Sheppard on October 18, 2012

  • 2010 provisions in effect now
  • 2014 provisions
  • American Health Benefit Exchange
  • Levels of Coverage
  • Essential Health Benefits
  • 2014 Implementation Small Group (SHOP) Exchange Are you a Large Employer?
  • Employer responsibility penalties

Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner (PDF)

News July 2, 2013

School Finance Team Director
Craig Neuenswander

Questions about this page contact:
Sherry Root

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