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Obamacare Enrollment Site Suffers Delays

Obamacare Enrollment Site Suffers Delays

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Trying to sign up for health-care coverage under Obamacare? You may find it's a case of hurry up and wait.
October 1, 2013 in Health & Fitness
Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

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The downsides of the Affordable Care Act may be plentiful, but the pros might just outweigh them in the end. Here, entrepreneurs and health-care watchers weigh in.
October 1, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth

Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth

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Franchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
October 1, 2013 in Franchises
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

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What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
September 26, 2013 in Retail Center
How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

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Lessons on how to build an employee wellness program from Penn State's recent misstep, to three companies who are getting it right.
September 26, 2013 in Managing Employees
Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns

Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns

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While the franchise sector is forecast to grow faster than the broader economy, franchisees are concerned by increasing government regulations and pessimistic about the future of small business.
September 17, 2013 in Franchise Zone
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

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Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
September 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
How the U.S. Health-Care System Stacks Up Against the Rest of the World (Infographic)

How the U.S. Health-Care System Stacks Up Against the Rest of the World (Infographic)

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With health care one of the most hotly debated subjects right now, here is a look at where the U.S. stands in terms of health-care costs and services.
September 4, 2013 in Business Management
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

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Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
August 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike

For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike

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Consumer advocates and security experts warn that the implementation of the new health-care changes will create opportunities for fraudsters to steal consumers' money and personal information.
August 15, 2013 in Personal Finance
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

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Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
August 14, 2013 in Human Resources
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

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A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
August 7, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

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When it comes to the increased trend of adding part-time jobs under Obamacare, what looks like a 'win-win' is actually a 'lose-lose' for businesses.
July 29, 2013 in Tax Center

Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch

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For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up.
July 25, 2013 in Marketing
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

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Small-business owners will soon be able to enroll for health insurance on new, online marketplaces. Health-care experts weigh in on how that process might look.
July 24, 2013 in Human Resources
Doctors Skeptical and Confused About Obamacare, Survey Finds

Doctors Skeptical and Confused About Obamacare, Survey Finds

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Many physicians admit that they are not familiar with a number of important aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
July 22, 2013 in Business Management

Half of Small Businesses Will Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

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Anxiety about Obamacare is increasing, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's quarterly small-business outlook survey.
July 17, 2013 in Human Resources
Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More

Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More

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2014 requirements for businesses remain, despite the recent penalty delay. Understand what you should be doing now to prepare for Obamacare.
July 17, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

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The CEOs of health-care tech companies met with President Obama to discuss how technology can be used to bring down the cost of health care for Americans.
July 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Health Reform: Small Business Groups Lobby for More Relief

Health Reform: Small Business Groups Lobby for More Relief

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With the deadline to comply with health-care reforms extended, some groups have more time to fight for changes.
July 9, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

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The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.
July 3, 2013 in Human Resources
Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

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Self-insurance can help you sidestep some of Obamacare's new requirements. But is it right for your company?
July 3, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

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The health-insurance exchanges due out in October may not be ready on schedule, according to Congress's watchdog.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Video: A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech StartupsPlay Video

A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech Startups (Video)

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With the U.S. spending $3 trillion on health care per year, the race is on to improve an inefficient system. We ask entrepreneurs at Blueprint Health accelerator to share their best tips for starting up.
May 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
Survey: Fewer Small Businesses Expect to Hire or Grow

Survey: Fewer Small Businesses Expect to Hire or Grow

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A new report by U.S. Bank cites economic uncertainty as a top challenge for business owners when considering the future of their companies.
April 22, 2013 in Business Management

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