The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments at the end of March on the constitutionality of health care reform. Several briefs on both sides of the argument have already been filed. While many commentators are hoping for a decision by summer; no one can make that promise.
In the meantime, employers should focus on adopting the changes that have gone or will shortly go into effect and training internal staff in managing and communicating in the rapidly changing world of employer-sponsored health care plans. Some of the less publicized changes in effect include: