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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and represents one of the largest overhauls of the U.S. health-care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. The law’s purpose is to increase the availability, quality and affordability of health insurance, and will use mandates, subsidies and exchanges to help reduce costs to patients and the government. 

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What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

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5 options for sole proprietors sorting through their health insurance options.
September 25, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

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Though Washington state's small business insurance exchange won't be ready until at least 2015, many states will provide a range of choices.
September 11, 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
Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates the increased cost of giving large employers an additional year before they are hit with fines.
July 31, 2013 in Human Resources
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
Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

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The new healthcare reforms can be confusing. Here are a few resources to get you the guidance you need.
July 24, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
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
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

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A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
July 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
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

Obamacare Choices: Weighing Your Healthcare Options

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Under new healthcare reform, your number of employees will have a big impact on coverage costs. Here's how one entrepreneur is weighing his options and what this means for your business.
June 25, 2013 in Human Resources
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

Health-Care Case Study: One CEO's Take on Obamacare

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Rising prices, more coverage requirements and new standards based on company size are changing heath-care options for one entrepreneur. Here's how the same challenges could affect you.
June 18, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

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Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
June 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

The Unintended Consequences of Health-Care Reform (Opinion)

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Policy makers and entrepreneurs have different goals in mind when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Here are some critical loopholes small-business owners are taking to circumvent policy changes.
June 6, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

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