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Posted by Andy Adams on April 25, 2013 - 9:42am
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Back in 2010, we reported on a study finding that 1/5 of small business employers were considering dropping their plans with the onset of Obamacare.

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 17, 2013 - 9:23am
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When: Wednesday April 24th - 11:30 to 1:00

Where: Houston Heights Fire Station, 102 W. 12th @ Yale

Andy Adams will give you the essential facts on what the Affordable Care Act has in store for your business or small business.  Topics include:

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 12, 2013 - 4:50pm
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The ACA gives employers more flexibility in creating incentives for employees to participate in wellness programs.  This article in Business Insurance illustrates the efforts of several large employers to do exactly that:

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 10, 2013 - 4:38pm
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SHOP stands for "Small Business Health Options Program."  It is intended to be part of the health exchanges opening next year at an internet URL near you (either your state or the federally-facilitated exchange ("FFE")).  The SHOP is meant for employers with less than 100 employees, though states will be able to restrict that number to less than 50 until 2017.

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 10, 2013 - 3:33pm
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It's only 21 pages!  Simple no?  This is only the beginning.  Check out the portion of the application that the employer has to complete.  

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 10, 2013 - 3:08pm
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OOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA!  Sorry, I bet the good folks North of the Red River get that way too much.  If you are hanging in Lawton, OK tomorrow or happen to be near one the twelve satelite locations receiving the data feed from Lawton, don't miss my hour long talk on what the Affordable Care Act has in store for employers!  You can RSVP here.

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Posted by Andy Adams on March 28, 2013 - 8:54am
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In January, we questioned whether the ACA would force insurance carriers to eliminate their "participation rate" requirements.  These are rules that carriers have put in place to guard against adverse selection (i.e., what happens when only the sick people sign up for the health insurance).

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Posted by Andy Adams on March 25, 2013 - 10:53am
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Greetings comrades!  The Affordable Care Act is not going away.  If you have been putting off getting up to speed on its requirements, this is the place to start.  This is also the place to stay up to date on what is coming next.

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Posted by Julie Braun on January 25, 2013 - 3:33pm
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to provide all new hires and current employees with a written notice about ACA's health insurance exchanges (Exchanges), effective March 1, 2013. On Jan. 24, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that employers will not be held to the March 1, 2013 deadline. 

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Posted by Andy Adams on January 23, 2013 - 9:48am
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The Affordable Care Act (aka "PPACA" aka "Obamacare) is a massive piece of legislation.  The law of unintended consequences preceeds it and guarantees that there will be unforseen goods and bads (mostly bads in my opinion) coming from this legislation for years to come.  

In the interest of inaugural amity, here is a potential good.  

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