Health Care

19 Sep

ABA Launches Health Care Reform Webpage

ABA has launched a new BookWeb advocacy page focusing on the Affordable Care Act. The page offers state-specific fact sheets that provide key health care reform information and that point booksellers in the right direction if they have further questions or wish to enroll in their state’s exchange.

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19 Sep

It’s September 19: Did You Notify Your Employees About Health Care Options?

As part of new regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are required to notify their full- and part-time employees by October 1, 2013, regarding the availability of health care coverage, regardless of whether they offer health coverage or not.

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18 Jul

Small Business Majority Offers Tools for Understanding Health Care Reform

Initiatives announced this month by the Small Business Majority to help small businesses navigate and make the most of the Affordable Care Act include an online Health Coverage Guide and a series of webinars presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration.

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18 Jul

ABA Education at Regionals to Focus on Health Care Reform

At each of this year’s fall regional trade shows, the American Booksellers Association, with support from the Small Business Majority, will be offering a timely and informative educational session on the Affordable Health Care Act.

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03 Jul

White House Delays Healthcare Reform’s Employer Responsibility Requirement

On Tuesday, July 2, the White House announced  a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act mandate that requires employers with more than 50 employees to provide healthcare coverage or pay a penalty. However, the requirement that all citizens acquire health insurance by January 1, 2014, has not changed.

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11 Apr

Not Too Early to Look Into Health Exchange Options

While health insurance exchanges are not set to open until January 2014, enrollment for the exchanges begins October 1. Now is a good time for booksellers to be considering their new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

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27 Mar

Small Business Majority and ABA: Don’t Delay Key Health Exchange Functions

On March 15, ABA joined with the Small Business Majority and other groups in urging the Department of Health and Human Services to reject a rule that would delay critical requirements for small business health insurance exchanges, which are set to open on January 1, 2014, as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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05 Mar

Healthcare Reform Webinar March 26: Register Today

Booksellers looking to find out more about how the Affordable Care Act will affect their businesses are encouraged to sign up for a free healthcare reform webinar hosted by the Small Business Majority and ABA.

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20 Feb

ABA to Co-Host Healthcare Reform Webinar

Registration is now open to ABA member booksellers for a free March 26 webinar “Your Bottom Line: What Healthcare Reform Means for Your Small Business,” presented by ABA and the Small Business Majority.

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30 Jan

Health Care Reform Options for Small Business Owners Featured on New Site

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act.

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18 Dec

Just 17 States Meet Deadline for Health Exchange Plans

States that are planning to create their own health insurance exchanges had until Friday, December 14, to announce their plans, but thus far only 17 states have announced intentions to run their own health exchanges.

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02 Jul

Business Groups React to Health Care Ruling

The reaction of the business community to the Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act was a mixed bag of pro and con.

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28 Jun

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

In a ruling that surprised many experts, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The Small Business Majority hailed the decision, stating that it is a victory for small business owners “who have struggled with the excessively high cost of health insurance for decades.”

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21 Dec

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Plan to Expand Health Care Choices

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) have introduced a proposal that they say would strengthen Medicare and, in the process, expand health care choices for seniors, individuals under 65, and small businesses.

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09 Feb

Health Care Tax Credits: Is Your Business Eligible?

With tax season officially here, ABA reminds members that the health care reform bill includes important small business tax credits that could help their businesses.

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