Is your business prepared for the legal confusion of ‘Obamacare?’

For most Americans, the Affordable Care Act is about as clear as mud. Polls show a majority of people have no idea how the plan – referred to derisively by critics and triumphantly by proponents as Obamacare – will affect them. And it seems scammers are counting on it.

TIME magazine reports health policy experts expect a flood of complaints about illegal schemers and unscrupulous companies trying to take advantage of consumers’ confusion.

The main feature of the law kicks in Oct. 1. That’s the launch date of the insurance marketplace, which some Americans will need in order to comply with the requirement they purchase health care coverage or face fines.

The experts are worried not just about outright scams – think take the money and run – but also about so-called “discount medical plans.” These are marketed as alternatives to health care coverage but aren’t insurance at all.

“There are people licking their chops and saying, ‘A sucker is born every minute,’” Elizabeth Abbott, director of administrative advocacy for the consumer group Health Access California, told TIME. Several states already have sued companies selling these plans for deceptive marketing practices.

And in Chicago in late July retired city workers filed a lawsuit over the impending shift to Obamacare.

Amid the confusion Obamacare has created, the expected flurry of lawsuits is understandable. Protect your business and your employees. When questions arise in the wake of the implementation of this game-changing legislation that will affect your business operations and your employees, you’ll need expert advice. Your business attorney can help you navigate the healthcare-legislation maze.