La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales (HHS por sus siglas en inglés), y la organización Small Business Majority ofrecerán una serie de seminarios en línea en español acerca de la Ley del Cuidado de la Salud para propietarios de pequeños negocios. Empleadores de habla hispana podrán “reunirse” con representantes de la SBA, HHS y Small Business Majority cada otro martes...
The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority will launch a series of Spanish-language webinars for small business owners on the Affordable Care Act. Every other Tuesday throughout the summer and fall, Spanish-speaking small employers can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. The webinars will provide small business owners with an overview of the law and information on how they can enroll in the small...
NOTE: This blog is from healthcare.gov and first appeared on April 17, 2014. Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is closed for 2014, but you may still have options to get health coverage this year. And if you joined the millions of Americans who have already signed up for Marketplace coverage, we can help you learn how to use it. Your options after March 31, 2014 The next open enrollment period begins on November 15, 2014 for coverage that can begin as early as January 1, 2015. Medicaid and CHIP enrollment continues year round...
Note: This blog first appeared at HealthCare.gov on May 13. During National Small Business Week and every week, we recognize and thank you for your important contributions to the nation. Whether you’re a small employer or a sole proprietor, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) can help you find health coverage for yourself and your employees. Find out how the SHOP Marketplace can help your small business. How to get health coverage if you have 50 or fewer employees If you have 50 or fewer full-time...
Editor’s Note: This blog is from Healthcare.gov and was published on April 23, 2014. When you buy health coverage for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, you may qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50% of your premium contributions. Our new SHOP Tax Credit Estimator can tell you what that credit might be worth to your business. Here are some key things you should know about the tax credit and applying for SHOP: Employers with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees may...
The Affordable Care Act provides comprehensive health insurance reforms that ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health care coverage. Over the past five months, we have seen over five million Americans take advantage of new coverage options provided by federal and state-based health insurance Marketplaces, along with more than three million young adults who because of the new law are able to stay on their parents plan until they turn 26, and the millions more who are able to gain coverage through CHIP and Medicaid....
Note: This blog is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and first appeared on HHS.gov/HealthCare on November 27. In 2014--a few short weeks away--the Affordable Care Act will take steps to remove key barriers that small employers have traditionally faced when offering health insurance to their employees. Together, new insurance reforms and the Small Business Health Options Program, the SHOP, will help curb premium growth, and spur competition based on price and quality. The Affordable Care Act...
Note: This blog first appeared at HealthCare.gov on November 20. While we continue to improve HealthCare.gov, it’s important to remember that there are other ways to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. One way is to find help in your local community. You can get assistance in a number of different ways: through trained navigators, in-person assistance personnel, or through certified application counselors. To date, more than 19,000 assisters have been trained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
With new health insurance marketplaces open, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are excited to announce the next set of dates for our free Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinars. Each week, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions. SBA representatives help small business...
Note: This blog is by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and first appeared at HHS.gov/healthcare on October 30. There has been a lot of confusion about some recent notices to consumers from insurance companies that sell coverage in the individual insurance market, and I’d like to clear up the facts. Today, more than 3 out of every 4 Americans get insurance from an employer, Medicare, Medicaid, or the Veterans Benefits Administration. Americans who purchase insurance on their own, however,...
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