Category Archives: Health Care Reform

So Far, So Good: Open Enrollment and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

What a difference a year makes. The second Open Enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont opened at midnight this past Saturday.  So far, so good.  This is a big change from the start … Continue reading

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Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchanges: Upcoming 2015 Changes

Coverage is available to firms with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees through the SHOP Exchanges. One intent of the SHOP is to decrease small firms’ costs for health insurance coverage.  From 1999 to 2009, health insurance premiums increased 123 … Continue reading

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Anthem BCBS to allow more non-ACA plans to renew

Anthem BCBS in New Hampshire has decided to allow plans coming up for renewal beginning on October 1, 2014 through the fourth quarter of this year to be renewed, even though the plans do not meet all of the Affordable … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act forum at SNHU is a success

Yesterday’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) small business forum at Southern New Hampshire University was a success.  Nearly 300 small business owners attended the free forum to learn more about how the ACA could affect them.  Thank you to all of … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act: Understanding what it means for your small business

The fact is there are still a lot of unknowns looming around the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What we do know is that we are on the brink of some major provisions coming into effect on January 1, 2014. With … Continue reading

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