Vermont Health Connect is the exchange being developed in Vermont in response to the federal ACA. A product of the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA), Vermont Health Connect will be up and running by 10/01/2013 for coverage beginning 01/01/2014. This PDF answers questions that VLCT members are likely to have about their role in providing health insurance for employees as of January 1, 2014.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance reform passed by the U.S. Congress in 2010, is so complex that it is being interpreted and enacted in a gradual, continuous process. Information on the complete federal legislation is available elsewhere; this webpage focuses on the items that are likely to be of particular concern to municipal governments. As information becomes available, we will identify the topics that relate to VLCT members and add explanations here. Please return here periodically to see which topics have been updated.
This multi-page PDF lists all items of interest to VLCT members, with the latest changes shown in red.
When viewing this in Adobe Reader, click on the Bookmarks icon (at the left side, a small page with a blue ribbon on it) to see a list of all the topics and the date each was last updated. Click on any topic in the list to jump to that page in the file.