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Health Care Reform

Since Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act – commonly known as Health Care Reform or Obamacare – has required everyone to have health care coverage or pay a fine. Individuals can get the required insurance through an employer plan (such as Purdue’s plans for benefits-eligible faculty and staff, or a spouse’s employer plan), through a government program (such as Medicare or Medicaid) or through insurance they buy on their own.

To help those who are looking to buy insurance on their own, the government’s new Health Insurance Marketplace —HealthCare.gov – connects people to the health insurance “exchanges” available in their area.  

Purdue employees, business offices, hiring managers and Human Resources all have responsibilities under Health Care Reform. Follow the links below for more details to help you understand your obligations. Check this site in the future for new information as it becomes available.

For questions related to Health Care Reform’s impact on Purdue, please email HR at benefits@purdue.edu.  

How various Purdue employees may be affected

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