The effect of the recent healthcare legislation is beginning to be felt. Several changes (including pool coverage for high-risk people, extension of tax-dependent status of children to age 26, and a 10% excise tax on tanning salon services) have already been implemented and are not included on the chart. A huge number of other changes are now scheduled to phase in over the next several years.

To help give you an idea of the scope of requirements heading your way over the next few years, we've developed a timeline chart setting out the most significant aspects of the law, through 2011 and 2012. Click here to access this timeline on our website.

A full and complete explanation of each of these changes isn't possible in an article such as this one.