Look what Aetna sent out to their brokers! A road map for delaying the inevitable effective dates of the Affordable Care Act provisions in order to squeeze all of their ill-gotten gains to the very last drop.
Aetna is encouraging their brokers to go to clients and renew their existing policies with an off-calendar effective date in order to delay the minimum policy requirements, premium limitations and pre-existing conditions provisions which take effect on January 1, 2014 or the renewal date of the policy. By changing the policy year to something other than December 31st, insurers will delay the effective date to the renewal for the year beginning in 2014 and ending in 2015.
Of course, this won't affect their large corporate clients, but only small businesses and individuals. What a surprise! Even less of a surprise is the more-than-obvious effort to make sure everyone is angry, the economy is slagged because small employers are slammed with higher premiums than before, and just in time for the 2014 midterms, too!
Did I mention that they're going to load up the costs to those employers for benefits they're not providing?