This week I had to opportunity to visit Seward, Nebraska which is a wonderful community outside of Lincoln.
It was nice and it is always fun to interact with the public about a subject I have become so passionate about over the last few years – informing businesses and individuals how much the Affordable Care Act will impact them.
Helping the public understand the complex issues facing them as early 2013 was the core mission of E.D. Bellis when the cause began almost a year ago, and it was enhanced and complimented by Kolterman Insurance Inc., who sponsored a fantastic event to help their clients and neighbors understand healthcare reform.
The auditorium was full of interested business owners, community leaders and concerned citizens. Many of them walked out with critical information on compliance requirements they had no idea were facing them and many are now going to begin taking some sort of action.
The most common reaction was shock. The public and business leaders are concerned because there is a looming storm that will challenge them like they never have been challenged before. The storm of regulations, taxes and added requirements coming in 2013 will make the storm that just swept through the Midwest look like nothing.
Here is what we recommend businesses and individuals begin doing immediately.
- Figure out if you are going to be impacted by compliance immediately. Businesses with less than 50 employees are mostly safe but some reporting requirements apply to all firms.
- Seek some sort of professional advice. It can be from your benefits consultant, CPA, attorney or E.D. Bellis but get on this subject because compliance begins immediately.
- There are a few things to be determined but ultimately having access to the latest information will be paramount. Staying on top of emerging regulations will be a challenge but necessary for businesses seeing an impact under this law.
Stay tuned next week for 2012 in review which will be a comprehensive post including all of the major subjects covered this year on HealthReformExplained.com and what you need to know to be prepared for Obamacare and the transformational change it will be bringing next year.
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