There are exactly 100 days between this morning as I write this column and October 1. Why is that so important? October 1 is the day that people can begin signing up for the health insurance marketplaces under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Marketplaces will mean making decisions for how your business offers employee insurance coverage.
In spite of the ticking clock, many business owners remain confused about the new law and its impact on their businesses. At Thinking Bigger Business Media, we are working to get the word out about not only the implications of the law, but also resources for helping you make your decisions.
Our July feature story, “Going to Market,” focuses on some of the ground rules, the costs and benefits, and the questions business owners should be asking themselves as the Oct. 1 open enrollment approaches.
In addition, we are partnering with several other local business organizations to offer a Health Care Forum, “Understanding the Affordable Care Act for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs,” on July 23.
Finally, go out and like the Thinking Bigger Business Media page on Facebook. Each day for the next 100 days, we’ll be serving up facts, tips and resources designed to keep you informed about what promises to be one of the biggest milestones in U.S. health care reform.
Whether you’re a proponent of the new law or not, major deadlines for its implementation are looming. As business owners, we need to understand how it will impact our businesses, what our options are, and which resources we can turn to for help with those decisions.