Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (signed into law in 2010) was the establishment of healthcare exchanges (HIX). Exchanges determine which companies can provide government-subsidized health insurance. Individuals can then purchase government-subsidized health insurance from these approved companies.
The goal of the exchanges is to:
- Increase the number of people covered by insurance
- Ensure consumer protection
- Encourage cost-effective operational practices
New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange
All health insurance exchanges must be established and certified by January 1, 2014. New Mexico is in the process of determining how to implement an exchange. At Presbyterian, we understand and need to adapt to changes so that we can continue to improve the health of patients, members and communities in New Mexico. We have created this place as a resource for you. As we learn more about the changes in healthcare, we will post information for you to review. We want to keep you informed about the affects healthcare reform will have on Presbyterian, as well as the impact it may have on you and your employees.
Health Coverage Information
The healthcare reform law will affect each of us in some way. At Presbyterian, we’re here to help guide you through and provide you with information that will help you understand this complicated subject. Below is some useful information about the healthcare reform law and what it means for you or your small business.
For Small Business Employers and Brokers/Producers