Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Information

Employee Notification by Employers

All employers including churches are required by the ACA to notify all their current and new employees staring October 1, 2013 about the existence of the Health Insurance Marketplace (i.e. ACA exchange) in their state plus the employee's possible eligibility to purchase medical insurance and obtain subsidies there.  To assist you in complying with this ACA mandate, we have identified a very credible and convenient source of information and guidance.  The leaders at GuideStone have authorized EPC churches to click on their special webpage for facts and resources needed for compliance.  GuideStone services many evangelical churches and ministries plus collaborates with the EPC and other religious organizations on Benefits topics of mutual interest.  For questions or more specific guidance, consult a local attorney.  When the following question is encountered on the required template - "Does the employer offer a health plan that meets the minimum value standard?" - be assured that all EPC Medical Plan options meet this requirement.

Afordable Care Act (Obamacare) Fact Sheet  (click here)Top 15 ways the ACA impacts EPC churches and employees.

Other Help.  Links (below) to helpful resources about Obamacare and healthcare reform from a cross-section of official, neutral, and advocacy organizations: EPC position on the Obamacare contraceptive mandate Joint statement from religious leaxders about the contraceptive mandate, signed by EPC Stated Clerk. National Association of Evangelicals on the Contraception Mandate Controversy Kaiser Family Foundation, non-partisan information Wikipedia self-authored info Info from WebMD U.S. Federal Government; Health & Human Services Department White House information Highmark - EPC Claims Administrator American Health Insurance Plans (national trade association representing the health insurance industry) Info from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers American Medical Assn. AMA graphic: How to Get 2014 Coverage