Filing Whistleblower Complaints under the Affordable Care Act
Employees are protected from retaliation for reporting alleged violations of Title I of the Affordable Care Act. Employees are also protected from retaliation for receiving a federal health insurance income tax credit or a cost sharing reduction when enrolling in a qualified health plan.
Summary Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains various provisions to make health insurance more affordable and accountable to consumers. To further these goals, the Affordable Care Act’s section 1558 provides protection to employees against retaliation by an employer for reporting alleged violations of Title I of the Act or for receiving a health insurance tax credit or cost sharing reductions as a result of participating in a Health Insurance Exchange, or Marketplace.
Title I includes a range of insurance company accountability requirements, such as the prohibition of lifetime limits on coverage or exclusions due to pre-existing conditions. Title I also includes requirements for certain employers. Many of the provisions in Title I are not effective until 2014. Click Here for further information