Affordable Care Act

This chart is amazing news for our health cost problem

The Washington PostBy Sarah Kliff, Published: November 20 at 3:55 pm This just might be my favorite chart about health care costs as of late. And it’s one that contains billions of dollars’ worth of good news! The chart, from the Council of Economic Advisers, shows the Congressional Budget Office constantly revising downward…

Small Business Forum on Health Insurance

This Thursday the City of Columbia will be holding an open forum on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses.  I will be moderating the panel presentations and discussions.  Another forum will be held October 23rd. Registration is free: https://columbiaaffordablecareactforum.eventbrite.com This is a great opportunity to learn…

Health insurance industry targets Charleston’s hospitality workers during Obamacare launch

Charleston City PaperOctober 9, 2013 by Corey Hutchins @coreyhutchins Nick Johnson is a 33-year-old Folly Beach bartender who hasn’t had health insurance since he was 18. He also hasn’t seen the inside of a hospital or a doctor’s office for more than a decade, but two weeks ago he injured…

Health insurance industry targets Charleston’s hospitality workers during Obamacare launch

October 9, 2013 By Corey Hutchins | Charleston City Paper Nick Johnson is a 33-year-old Folly Beach bartender who hasn’t had health insurance since he was 18. He also hasn’t seen the inside of a hospital or a doctor’s office for more than a decade, but two weeks ago he injured…

On October 1st use an insurance professional when shopping in the Marketplace

Five days until we are supposed to be able to shop in the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  While some states running their own Marketplaces might be having some difficulties in being ready, the Feds who are running the South Carolina Marketplace insist that on October 1st the doors of the…

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…