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Health Care Reform

As part of efforts to address the health insurance needs of members, NAR has advocated for reform of the health insurance markets that provide coverage to the self-employed and small employers. Here you’ll find information about new health care reform laws that will make a major change to many aspects of our health care system.

March 20, 2015
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a special federal exchange enrollment period for people who are surprised to find when they go to do their 2014 taxes that they have to pay an ACA penalty for failing to have qualified health coverage last year. The special enrollment period runs from March 15 to April 15.
February 24, 2015
The Affordable Care Act is back in the Supreme Court again, and SCOTUSblog explains the case in Plain English.
October 24, 2014
Open enrollment starts on November 15. The Commonwealth Fund's Sara R. Collins and David Blumenthal discuss the Affordable Care Act's first reenrollment period for marketplace plans.
May 14, 2014
The inability of the U.S. Congress to compromise on key issues such as immigration reform, healthcare and government spending will likely continue through President Obama’s second term.
February 14, 2014
On Monday, February 10, 2014, the Obama administration announced a delay in the Affordable Care Act employer mandate for firms with 50 to 99 full time employees.  These firms will not be required to provide health insurance coverage to full time employees until 2016.