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How the Affordable Care Act Will Help Businesses and Unions Keep Early Retirees Covered

Rising health care costs have made it difficult for employers and unions to provide quality, affordable health coverage for workers and retirees while also remaining competitive in the global marketplace.

Last week, HHS announced that nearly 2,000 businesses, State governments and non profit organizations have been approved for the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, which is designed specifically to help employers continue to provide health insurance coverage for early retirees.

Join our live Web Chat this upcoming Thursday September 9, at 1:10 P.M EDT at www.HealthCare.gov/live to find out more about the Program.

HHS Secretary Sebelius, Richard Popper, Deputy Director for Insurance Programs at the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and Mary Beth Kuderik, Chief Financial Officer of the United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, which is participating in the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, will discuss and answer YOUR questions.

Send in your questions to Healthcare@hhs.gov and we'll answer as many as possible during the Web Chat. We will also take questions live from twitter using handle @HHSGOV.

You can find previous Web Chats on www.HealthCare.gov and browse the site to find all the latest information available from HHS on the new law. 

Thanks for participating!

Jenny Backus
Acting Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs
& Moderator of the HHS Weekly Web Chat 

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