ACA/Small Business

What’s Ahead for Small Business Health Care

April 20, 2017

What’s Ahead for Small Business Health Care The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still up in the air at this time, and that’s prompting some employers to wonder whether they still have to comply with requirements of the health reform law. In a word, yes – at least for now. For the […]


Maximizing Your 2016 Tax Return: Health Insurance Deductions

March 17, 2017

Maximizing Your 2016 Tax Return: Health Insurance Deductions Want to make the most of your business tax return for 2016? Of course you do. Don’t overlook the tax deductions available to you for providing health insurance and other benefits to your employees. Under current law, employer-paid premiums for health insurance are exempt from federal income […]


Tax Tips for Small Business

February 17, 2017

With Valentine’s Day now in the rear-view mirror, that means taxes are about to come due. The deadline for filing income taxes for 2016 is Monday, April 17, 2017, since April 15th falls during the weekend again this year. However, not all dates for all filers are the same. For example, Business News Daily reports […]


How to Choose a Health Insurance Plan for your Small Business

January 23, 2017

How to Choose a Health Insurance Planfor your Small Business The Affordable Care Act (ACA) “employer mandate” says organizations with 50+ full-time equivalent employees must provide coverage to at least 95% of full-time employees and their dependents up to age 26. Larger employers must pay a fee for not offering health coverage. However, there’s no […]


Enrolling in a Private Health Exchange: a Good Idea for 2017

January 12, 2017

Enrolling in a Private Health Exchange a Good Idea for 2017 It could be a while before there’s any agreement in Washington, DC, on the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While we wait, you may be wondering about whether now is the time to make a change to your employee […]


Health Care Tax Credit for Small Businesses

December 13, 2016

Health Care Tax Credit for Small Businesses Employers may be eligible for a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit if the organization has fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees, the average wages paid to employees are less than $50,000 (adjusted for inflation beginning in 2014), and it pays a uniform percentage of the premium for […]


Five Things Employers Can Do to Retain Employees

September 30, 2016

Five Things Employers Can Do to Retain Employees   Nationwide, employers are beginning to see an uptick in their employee turnover rate. Earlier this year, the Employee Engagement Report cited a survey showing a 10 percent raise would prompt one in four employees to leave their current job. While some businesses have higher turnover rates […]


Four Ways Small Businesses Can Save on Health Insurance Costs

August 9, 2016

Four Ways Small Businesses Can Save on Health Insurance Costs   As the Affordable Care Act has redefined minimum essential health benefits and changed health care over the past five years, more employers than ever before are looking for ways to rein in their costs for health coverage. Some employers are shifting more of the […]


ACA For Small Business: An Infographic Timeline for Health Care Reform

July 7, 2016

A Timeline for Health Care Reform   Over the last six years small business owners have had numerous questions about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on their employee benefits administration process. Since its inception, the ACA (Obamacare) has introduced dozens of policy changes including: adding new age requirements, implementing business tax credits , […]


Health Insurance Helps Employers Attract and Retain Employees

June 8, 2016

Health Insurance Helps Employers Attract and Retain Employees   Facing an increasingly competitive job market, many employers are relying on health benefits as a recruitment and retention tool, according to 2015 research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). More than ever before, a good health insurance offering is a vital tool for hiring. […]