Health insurance options limitations annoys small businesses

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As of next year, the only state (aside from two counties) without a “SHOP” will be Washington. In 2014, other than two counties near the border of Oregon, the only state that won’t have a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), will be Washington, which means that the small employers across that state won’t have health insurance options that will bring them the federal tax credits that would help to keep the cost of the coverage for their workers down under the Affordable Care Act. Although the state has dozens…

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Health insurance trust formed in Indiana

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Access to federal exchange has been restricted Federal health insurance exchanges in the U.S. were meant to offer coverage options for small groups and businesses, but this feature of the exchange initiative has been put on hold until 2015, at the earliest. The decision to postpone this aspect of federal exchanges is meant to provide the exchange network with more time to iron out the multitude of technical problems it has been having over the past month. The problem, however, is that this means many small groups and businesses that…

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Small business health insurance marketplace to be delayed until next year

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The changes that were made for the start of December are focused on selling to individuals. As the last month of the year gets going and massive changes were made to the federal exchange website, it is now known that an online small business health insurance marketplace will still be delayed until 2014. The troubled site has put off the launch of this feature until just under a year from now. As the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reminds Americans that the implementation of fixes to the website “do…

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Is an Administrative Services Only Plan Right for Your Firm?

If you’ve ever braved the world of insurance quotes, you’ve probably run across the term Administrative Services Only (ASO) plans. Maybe you’ve heard about ASOs, but never knew what it entailed and if it was appropriate for your small business or organization. Under an ASO arrangement, an employer self-insures the benefits it pays out, but uses an outside company to deal with claims processing and paying providers. Simply put, an employer pays an insurance company or Third Party Administrator (TPA) to process claims based on a fee per person enrolled…

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Five Types of Business Insurance You Should Have

Business Insurance

How to Avoid Financial Ruin in the Future Businesses need several different types of insurance to protect them from financial ruin. It is important to protect your business with different types of insurance that will keep you and your business protected in several key ways. Importance of Property Insurance Property insurance will protect your building and the supplies within it if there is a robbery or fire. Furthermore, this insurance also will help if your store has been vandalized or if there is smoke damage to the property or items…

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Small businesses could face financial hardship because of the Affordable Care Act

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January 1, 2014 is when the majority of the regulations that make up the Obama administration’s landmark health care reform bill known as the Affordable Care Act go into effect. President Obama enacted the ACA as a way to insure that all Americans would receive health care coverage that’s both affordable and comprehensive. In addition to putting health insurance within the grasp of many Americans, the new regulations bar insurance companies from denying coverage to anyone seeking it, or charging more because of age, gender, or medical history. Without a…

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New salon insurance options available for this unique industry’s needs

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Small business insurance for owners, manicurists, pedicurists, aestheticians, makeup artists, and independent contractors. Online insurer, Business Insurance USA has announced that they will now be offering a unique kind of salon insurance coverage for these owners and the specialists who work within them, in order to protect their assets and financial futures. This form of specialty small business insurance is nothing new for the company, which is known for its individualized policies. The policies were created in order to meet the unique needs of the individuals and companies within this…

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