Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (collectively, the “Act”), employers should move forward with implementation. The series of newsletter articles we have provided focused on the changes that most immediately affect employer group health plans and may require immediate attention, especially for employers who have taken a wait-and-see approach in hopes that the Act would be invalidated.

This alert, the sixth and last in the series, contains a checklist that provides a summary of the principal requirements under the Act, beginning with those that first became effective in 2010 and continuing through those that will become effective in 2018.