News & Opinions
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Adam Bluestein / Inc. / October 1, 2013
The ACA’s health-insurance exchanges open today. What does it mean for small-business owners?
It’s finally here. Come hell or government shutdown, Tuesday, October 1 is opening day for Obamacare’s central feature: the health-insurance exchanges.
These online marketplaces will allow individuals and small businesses to comparison-shop for health plans from a variety of carriers. Business owners in many states finally will get a chance to see their coverage options and premiums under the new health-care law.
The nationwide rollout of these state- and federally-runRead More
Stacey Freed / REMODELING / January 28, 2013
Ten takeaways from a REMODELING’S webinar on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
If your company has fewer than 50 employees you will likely not have to change your current procedures regarding health insurance for your employees in 2014; you are not required to offer health care.
But there are a few things that will affect everyone, since every individual will be required to have health insurance next year — or pay a tax.
At a recent health care webinar sponsored by REMODELING, Doug Delp, owner of The Delp Group, in Green Lane, Pa., a full-service human resources and benefitsRead More
John Caulfield / Builder / October, 2012
During her 13 years with the HBA of Greater Chicago, the executive director Rita Unzner has pushed for broader access to health care insurance for the group’s members. Many of the HBA’s 200 builders can’t afford to offer this benefit to their employees, some of whom “have children with illnesses and other problems that can break families” financially, she says.
In September, the HBA launched an online portal through which builders and employees can apply for health care insurance. It’s modeled after a similar access point the Wisconsin Builders Association set up about a yearRead More