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Like many small business owners, you will need to do some research—and some math—to figure out whether there will be a potential for cost savings from the upcoming changes to the insurance market in the next six months, as major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are rolled out.
“We’re creating a culture of coverage,” Lujan said. “There is no mandate for small businesses to offer health insurance. There are no fines except for individuals. The employer penalty (for those with more than 50 employees) has been delayed to 2015.”
Before the Affordable Care Act, our experience with health care costs was a lot like the proverbial frog in the pot of cold water gradually heated: we were getting cooked. Maybe slowly, but cooked nonetheless.
Opponents of Obamacare say it will kill jobs, and they specifically say provisions forcing employers to offer health insurance to workers will encourage smaller businesses to cut jobs and cut hours. But a new report finds that, if anything, fewer people are working part-time this year than the year before.
An analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services looked at proposed, preliminary premiums of insurance plans in 11 states that would be sold under health law in 2014, and found they were less expensive than previously projected by the administration.
An estimated 8.5 million Americans will receive rebates from their health insurers this summer thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which says companies that fail to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health care must refund the difference to consumers.
The administration also released a report Thursday showing that individual premiums will be 10 to 18 percent less than projected next year, according to an average of rates in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Average costs for small business coverage will also lower in five of those states and D.C, where data was available, the report says.