A few weeks ago, I told you my next post would make an argument in favor of AT&T canceling their health insurance plan in 2014. This analysis is complete. However, before we tell you "why AT&T should drop their group health insurance coverage in 2014", we must first walk you through a few related topics in detail.
Over the next few days, we will be adding posts on the following topics:
- The penalties for not buying health insurance (the "Individual Mandate")
- The penalties for not offering "affordable" and "qualified" health insurance (the "Employer Mandate")
- How the state health insurance exchanges work (the "Health Insurance Exchanges")
- The government subsidies for individual health insurance purchased by people with low and moderate incomes (the "Individual Subsidies")
In order to understand the argument in favor of AT&T dropping their group plan in 2014, you must have a solid understanding of the above pieces and how they fit together.
We look forward to you comments over the next week.