health insurance for small business

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo lately around the healthcare law, and the announcement to delay until 2015 the requirement that employers with more than 50 employees offer insurance.

While this requirement, and its delay, doesn’t impact the vast majority of small business owners, there are many other provisions kicking in soon that do. For example, in October, open enrollment for state health insurance marketplaces begins, something all small business owners should check out.

To help small business owners stay informed not only about the Affordable Care Act, but also about the healthcare market in general, the Small Business Majority advocacy group has launched the Health Coverage Guide–an online resource that gives you step-by-step information on navigating the healthcare market and understanding the new law taking full effect January 1, 2014.  This tool is intended to be an impartial resource will help you figure out how you’ll be impacted by the healthcare law and the system in general.

The Health Coverage Guide can help you:

  • Figure out whether you can provide health care coverage for yourself and your employees
  • Learn where and how to get coverage, research your options and negotiate the best plan for your business
  • Understand the Affordable Care Act and its ramifications for your business
  • Access resources and tools such as a tax credit calculator and more