Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Free Affordable Care Act Webinars for Business Owners

As the next phase of open enrollment approaches under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have announced a series of live webinars launching this fall to assist business owners.

As part of its Small Business Health Care Advisory Council, the SBDC has partnered with legal, employee benefits, and tax experts to develop business-focused ACA presentations specifically for small firms.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jessica Dunlap, CPA, The Catanese Group, PICPA Representative

  • Bill Long, SMC Insurance Agency
  • Eric Pochas, Vantagen LLC

  • Nicole Radziewicz, Rhoads & Sinon LLP

The webinars will be delivered in two parts: ACA 101 for employers with less than 50 employees and ACA 201 for employers with 50-100 employees. There is no fee to attend these webinars, but registration is required.  

ACA 101 (less than 50 employees) will cover important definitions and thresholds such as shared responsibility and minimum essential coverage, qualifying for exemptions, coverage options for sole proprietors, premium assistance subsidy (also known as tax credits or rebates), information on calculating full time employees under the Act, employee notice requirements for employers, practical advice on where to get insurance, and budgeting for health care.

(Click on a webinar in the list below for details and registration.) 

ACA 201 (more than 50 employees) will address important scenarios and examples such as what provisions of the Act are already in effect, calculating full time equivalents, determining full-time status and eligibility, requirements of insurance coverage by applicable large employers, obtaining health insurance coverage for company employees, and next steps for employers related to the ACA.

(Click on a webinar in the list below for details and registration.)  

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