Affordable Care Act Compliance
Our law firm has protected health care providers' rights in Hawaii since 1947
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was created primarily to provide affordable health care for all Americans. The Act also contains provisions designed to lower health care costs and improve the quality of care. In addition, the federal law prohibits health insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Companies must comply with all of the provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act. Our attorneys at Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law, can work with your company to make sure you're in compliance with the federal law and other applicable state laws, including requirements for employer reporting of employees' health care coverage. We also offer lectures and workshops for companies about many aspects of the Affordable Care Act, particularly for human resource administrators so they can learn more about the tax requirements and employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
In Hawaii, the Department of Human Services handles the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. If a company has allegedly violated the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration normally investigates the allegations based on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). We have extensive experience representing companies in such cases. We can also assist your company with other health care fraud and abuse analysis and compliance related matters.