Tag Archives: Health Care

The small business Obamacare jigsaw puzzle

Regardless of size, all employers must notify employees of open enrollment in the health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) by March 1, 2013. No wait, we don’t have the form ready yet – probably will be … Continue reading

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Obamacare: The Law of Unintended Consequences

A few weeks ago President Obama took the unusual step of involving himself in an administrative matter that would have been otherwise handled by people many levels below the Oval Office.  He personally crafted a “solution” to a problem affecting … Continue reading

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Does Your Small Business Qualify for a Health Insurance Tax Credit?

NFIB’s members continue to report healthcare as their number one problem, and the implementation of Obamacare only creates more concern and uncertainty for small business owners.  While many questions remain unanswered, one thing seems likely—Small business will pay more for … Continue reading

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Obamacare: What New York’s Small Businesses Need to Know Now!

Are you prepared for the new health insurance mandate?   Do you know your responsibilities as an employer? NFIB hosted a webinar explaining the options and obstacles for New York’s small businesses and self-employed. The recording of the webinar is now … Continue reading

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Obamacare compassion is overwhelming

Pardon me while I wipe away the tears of appreciation for the Obama administration’s decision delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate until 2015. The compassion of the administration for businesses struggling to figure out and comply with this regulatory behemoth is overwhelming. … Continue reading

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Obamacare delay could reignite health care exchange fight

Apparently Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is beginning to realize what then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meant with her famous comment about the passage of Obamacare “we have to pass it to see what is … Continue reading

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Michigan Small Business Says NO to Medicaid Expansion

A majority of small business owners surveyed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) oppose expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act as proposed by Governor Snyder in his recent budget address. “However well intended the policy, small … Continue reading

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What’s new?

Yesterday NYS applied for a wavier from the federal government asking to reinvest $10 billion of savings created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Teamn into the state’s health care infrastructure.  The goal would be to use the savings to … Continue reading

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President Ignores Small Business Warning of “Fiscal Cliff”

President Obama’s politically based move to block the extension of crucial, soon-to-expire tax provisions will have very real consequences to small businesses. His decision to increase taxes on all Americans who earn more than $250,000, small-business owners in particular, will … Continue reading

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Did You Know? PPACA Implementation Timeline: What to Expect and When

With last week’s SCOTUS ruling on the Affordable Care Act behind us, NFIB felt it would be a good idea to highlight some of the key provisions of President Obama’s healthcare reform bill.  Below is a timeline of implementation and … Continue reading

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