Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

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How To Curb The High Costs of Employee Turnover

More than half of the U.S. working population is employed by a small business. However, employee turnover keeps many of these businesses from lasting for the long run. How can your firm reduce employee turnover? First, understand the direct and indirect costs of losing an employee. Exact expenses vary by industry and job position, but here are estimates from the Center

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One Hundred Dollar Bills Represent Health Insurance Costs For Small Business Owners

Small Business Owners — You Can Get Help Paying For Health Insurance Costs!

Are you a small-business owner with fewer than 25 full-time employees? You could be eligible for a small business tax credit! This federal subsidy is targeted to businesses with low to moderate-income employees, and it offsets the cost of paying for employees’ health insurance premiums. To qualify for the small business tax credit, your firm must meet the following requirements:

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Employer Shared Responsibility Provision – Does It Apply To Your Business?

On January 1, 2015, the Employer Shared Responsibility provision went into effect. As of 2017, the provision — and possible penalty for non-compliance — applies to “large” small businesses in California. In this post, we’ll discuss who falls under the shared responsibility provision (SRP) and how the penalty is calculated. Who Is Subject To The Shared Responsibility Provision? The Affordable Care Act’s employer SRP

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Will You Lose Your Health Insurance Under Trump?

After the 2016 election, pundits on all sides swore, “We’re out of the prediction business.” The same declaration should be made for anyone involved in healthcare policy — because while commentary abounds on the future of health insurance under President Trump, nothing has been confirmed. In March, Republicans put together a bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. However, until actual legislation gets

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Defined Contribution Health Plans — How Do They Benefit Your Small Business?

Employee retention is a crucial part of reducing company costs. And a key part of employee retention is that your business offers access to quality healthcare coverage. But you’re not a health insurance expert. You’re a small business owner with a small HR department and limited resources to navigate the health insurance industry. How do you offer comprehensive coverage and keep

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Here's Why Small Business Owners Should Offer Health Insurance To Employees

Here’s Why Your Small Business Should Offer Employee Health Benefits

Almost two-thirds of insured Americans receive health insurance through their employers. But plenty of Americans — specifically, Americans who work for small businesses — don’t receive health insurance through work. If you’re a small business owner with fewer than 50 full-time employees, you aren’t legally obligated to provide group coverage. Still, could employee benefits give your firm a competitive advantage? One

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Here’s How the Affordable Care Act Affects Small Businesses in California

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made sweeping changes to America’s healthcare system. And for small businesses, those changes have a big impact. If your firm has 50 or more employees, the ACA requires that you provide affordable coverage to your employees. If your firm has fewer than 50 employees, you don’t have to offer health insurance — but you do

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Turning 26? Here’s How To Shop For A Budget-Friendly Health Plan

By age 26, you’ve hit plenty of milestones. You’ve made it through school, scored a “real” job, and maybe even quit that “real” job. You’ve learned the value of a full night’s sleep and a predictable routine. And, according to your parents, you’ve become a technology prodigy. Despite everything you’ve mastered by your mid-20s, there’s still one thing that you

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US Capitol, Washington DC, where Obamacare was passed

Confused About Obamacare? Here’s What You Need To Know About The Health Insurance Law

By 2022, Obamacare is projected to offer healthcare coverage to 33 million previously uninsured Americans. But if you’re confused by what Obamacare means to you, you’re not alone! The law is thousands of pages long — hardly the type of casual reading you want to do in your free time. We won’t get into the nitty gritty of Obamacare complexities.

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Patient with health plan under Special Enrollment shakes hands with doctor

Need Health Insurance Now? You Might Qualify For Special Enrollment!

You need health insurance, but you’re not sure how to get it. You did a quick Google search and saw that Open Enrollment ended on Jan. 31 — and it won’t reopen until November 2018! If you missed this short window of time to sign up for a plan, can you still get covered? The answer lies in three words: Special Enrollment Period. What

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