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The Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act, sometimes known as "Obamacare," was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The law has 2 parts: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. The law reforms the medical insurance system in the United States in an effort to expand access to and affordability of health care for all Americans.

As an employer, Lehigh University has complied with all the applicable requirements of the ACA throughout its multi-year implementation. Below are links to additional information about the major changes that have taken place as a result of the ACA.

NEW FOR 2015: Expanding Access To Lehigh's Medical Insurance Plan

The Health Insurance Marketplace

Elimination of Copays and Coinsurance for Preventive Services

Raising the Age Limit for Dependent Eligibility