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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How various Purdue employees may be affected
- Benefits-eligible faculty and staff: Your Purdue medical plan is likely your best option
- Not benefits-eligible? It’s possible you’ll qualify for medical insurance through Purdue
- If you need to buy medical insurance on your own
- What are your responsibilities under Health Care Reform?
Definitions and details
- Health Care Reform definitions
- Q&A: What happens when an employee becomes eligible for Purdue medical insurance due to Health Care Reform?
- More detail about employees who may qualify for Purdue medical insurance under Health Care Reform
- Health Care Reform background presentation
- Health Care Reform presentation about newly eligible positions