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Pregnancy and Minimum Essential Coverage

SBMA’s Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Benefits plan provides expecting mothers the resources to screen for potential risk factors that impact the mother and baby. Some conditions or complications that arise during pregnancy are not easily recognizable, and may require screening and testing for a diagnosis.

Understanding Minimum Essential Coverage Options

Understanding the various minimum essential coverage plans that you can offer your employees is essential to providing coverage that matters. At SBMA, we offer the most competitive limited medical plans in the industry. We ensure every client remains ACA compliant by offering our medical plans.

SBMA benefits serve employers with ACA mandated compliance requirements. It supports those employers by offering employees who need affordable benefits the right solution for them. Our mission is to provide great benefits at a great price. SBMA is nationally recognized as industry experts on ACA compliance, ERISA law, and Healthcare Reform, and we’re here to help!

Penalties vs the Cost of MEC- How Much Can You Save?

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers (ALE) are required to provide minimum essential coverage to 95% of their full-time or full-time equivalent employees. If you fail to do so, your company will be subject to various penalties that could cost you! If you do a cost-benefit analysis, investing in MEC for your employees can save you millions, while also increasing employee engagement.

Minimum Essential Coverage Plans- What Do They Really Cover?

Minimum essential coverage, also known as Obamacare, is designed to give coverage to those who need it most. However, there is quite a bit of confusion surrounding what minimum essential coverage actually covers for patients with this healthcare. MEC was designed to provide patients with 10 essential benefits. So what exactly are these essential health benefits?

What You Need to Know During Open Enrollment

The open enrollment period for 2020 is here! It’s time to consider whether or not to enroll in a new health insurance plan or change your health insurance plan. To begin, you need to understand what benefits you can receive with minimum essential coverage. If your employer offers Minimum Essential Coverage and you’ve been hesitant to enroll, let us help you understand how MEC can give you the essential health benefits you need most.

How much can you save with MEC?

How much can you save with MEC? Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) is coverage that complies with ACA requirements. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) states that all employers with 50 or more full-time employees- Applicable Large Employers- are required to provide coverage to all eligible employees or they will be subject to fines/ penalties.

What is MEC and What Does it Cover?

Understanding Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) can be complicated when comparing MEC to minimum value, essential health benefits, and actuarial value. 

What Does Minimum Essential Coverage Entail?

Minimum Essential Coverage was created when the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Before the Affordable Care Act began, people who already had medical conditions or had used too much medical care in the past were able to be denied coverage by insurers. Minimum Essential Coverage ensures that all ACA-compliant health care plans offer insurance to all enrollees regardless of health status or which plan they select. What exactly does minimum essential coverage entail?