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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:55
As signups for Affordable Care Act coverage loomed last year, we received a barrage of questions from small business owners wrestling with the details of insurance exchanges, tax credits, and employer mandates. Most of the noise has died down—for now—but many are still confused....
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:51
Question: Our business has 30 employees. Our current group health insurance premium was increased so much this year that we cannot continue to offer coverage. If we were to drop our insurance and agree to pay workers an amount equal to what we pay for the insurance, would it be cost-effective?...
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 15:04
Business owners are getting another break in complying with the Affordable Care Act, which will penalize those that don't offer health insurance if they have 50 or more employees. Last month the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced final rules regarding the...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:05
As the South Hampton Roads navigator for ENROLL Virginia!, attorney Katherine Taylor guides her clients through the quagmire of health care reform. Launched in September, the free statewide service helps individuals and business owners comply with the Affordable Care Act, which seeks to improve...
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 17:35
The Affordable Care Act is overwhelming, and many of the provisions that affect business owners are just around the corner. Here are three tips for healthy planning: Did I miss out on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit? Did you forget to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit...
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:29
A business advocacy group has launched four online calculators to help small business owners determine their potential costs associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Unveiled Sept. 3 by the National Federation of Independent Business, these online tools measure cost...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 16:44
Even though the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, business owners should not put it on the back burner, experts say. Consider the extension a chance to learn more about the mandate, which requires businesses with more than 50 employees to offer health...
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 17:17
You've got the weather radio, the bottled water, the flood insurance, the storm shutters and the employee phone tree. With a month of hurricane season under our belts, you might think your business is all set for a disaster. But it never hurts to expand that emergency tool kit. These free...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 23:28
Many small businesses are hiring extra workers this summer, and they’re probably wondering how those hires affect their status under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Next year, businesses with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees could face penalties for not offering...
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 19:30
A Virginia wellness initiative for small businesses has expanded its new website to include employer profiles and other resources for companies that want to promote healthy lifestyles among employees. SmallBusinessBeWell.com, developed by the Virginia Healthy Small Business Center in Richmond,...