Trucking companies said they are adjusting 2014 health-care plans to meet federal requirements so employees have adequate time to understand enrollment changes.
That was the feedback from 11 companies that responded to Transport Topics’ requests for comment about the Affordable Care Act, which takes effect Jan. 1.
Also known as “Obamacare,” the law is preceded by required open enrollment periods, which can start as early as Oct. 1.
“Compliance with the laws, rules and regulations is paramount, and . . . providing a top-quality health-care experience for our team members is our priority,” said R. Scott Wheeler, chief financial officer at Texas-based flatbed carrier Daseke Inc.
“At this point, we are still reviewing the massive detail of this…
By Rip Watson, Senior Reporter
This story appears in the Sept. 2 print edition of Transport Topics.