Affordable Care Act

Here’s the deal—40 hours is full-time but only in Medicaid expanded states

The Hill’s Congress BlogSeptember 24, 2013 By Frank Knapp Jr.   Franchise owners descended on Capitol Hill last week to lobby for a modification in the Affordable Care Act.  Their complaint is that under ObamaCare, starting in 2015, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will either have to offer their…

All Employers: Important Health Care Reform Deadline

There is an very important deadline coming up on October 1, 2013, associated with the Affordable Care Act .  EVERY BUSINESS WITH AT LEAST ONE EMPLOYEE MUST COMPLY. Fortunately, complying is relatively easy and the forms below will get the job done.  Simply put, you as the employer are providing…

Less Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

August 7, 2013 By Dinah Wisenberg Brin | Entrepreneur Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees — or the equivalent — as defined by the U.S. Affordable Care Act may wonder what they should do to prepare for employee open enrollment on the new healthcare exchanges this October. If you’re among those…

SC Department of Insurance releases bogus analysis of data to scare public

The Greenville News August 3, 2013 “I would strongly encourage the public not to get too excited about these numbers, because there’s actually good news coming in federal subsidies,” said Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber who supports the changes to how customers buy health…

NFIB’s hollow victory

The announcement yesterday that businesses with 50 or more employees would have an extra year to comply with the Obamacare requirement that they either provide health insurance or pay a penalty was greeted with glee by the National Federation of Independent Business. “This is simply the latest evidence that implementation…

S.C. consumers due $6.2M in health insurance rebates thanks to Obamacare

Columbia Regional Business ReportBy Bill Poovey bpoovey@scbiznews.comPublished June 25, 2013   More than 119,000 South Carolina consumers whose health insurers failed to spend enough premium dollars on patient care are due to get rebates totaling $6.2 million from the insurers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the…