Philadelphia, PA 19130
Health Care Reform
Health Care Reform
Health Care Reform / Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia's “Health Care Reform / Affordable Care Act” page!
In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care-including family planning and related services-more accessible and affordable for many Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years.
So far, the following benefit enhancements have been made to the SDP's medical coverage:
In anticipation of the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment, the SDP is providing employees with an "Exchange Notice" that explains your benefits eligibility. You'll find the following on our website:
This information is provided to help you evaluate options for you and your family. If you are enrolled in the SDP Sponsored Keystone HMO, Personal Choice or the 32BJ sponsored Keystone POS plan, these plans currently meet the "minimum value" and "affordability"* requirements set forth in the Affordable Care Act.
* It seems unlikely that an individual covered under our current plan would be paying 9.5% of his salary for single only coverage.
Under the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA and federal healthcare reform), The School District of Philadelphia, as your employer, is required by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide you with an Exchange notice.
As you read the federally required notice, keep in mind that, under the ACA, any employee who has access to affordable coverage (as the law defines it) is not eligible for subsidized coverage through a state health insurance marketplace.
Because all employees eligible for coverage are offered the Keystone HMO15 a little or no cost, all such employees have access to affordable coverage under the law and thus (i) do not qualify for subsidized coverage through an exchange and (ii) will not be eligible for a tax credit.
To view your Exchange Notice, click on this link Exchange Notice
Email us at Benefits@philasd.org or visit our office during walk-in Customer Service Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9AM to 5PM if you need a printed copy.
If you have general questions about healthcare reform or the operation of state health insurance marketplaces, we encourage you to check the following resources:
Am I Eligible for Coverage?
Currently employees classified as the following are not eligible for medical coverage provided by the SDP:
Based on job classifications and the Collective Bargaining Agreements in which the School District of Philadelphia participates, the following employees are eligible for medical coverage after any applicable probationary period.
What are my Benefits? Click on your plan below:
Where can I learn more?
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