Small Business Health Care Resources

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or ACA) enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to provide Americans with access to quality, affordable health insurance.

The new online Health Insurance Marketplace will provide individuals, families, and small businesses that currently don't have insurance or are looking for a better deal with a new way to find health coverage that fits their needs and their budgets.

Open enrollment in the Marketplace starts Oct. 1, with coverage starting as soon as Jan. 1, 2014. North Carolina families and small business can visit HealthCare.gov right now to find information needed to prepare for open enrollment.

Health Care Forum: Navigating the Affordable Care Act
Click here to watch the entire forum held on Oct. 15. Presentations from speakers Wally Dawson, managing principal at Digital Benefit Advisors, and Walker Wilson, director of the Health Policy Office at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, can be found here in the "Downloads" section.

Resources

The following links will also be helpful as you determine what this change means for your small business and you.

Government Resources:
~ NC Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security
~ NC Department of Insurance
~ U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
~ U.S. IRS
~ U.S. Small Business Administration
~ Wake Health Services
~ White House

Private Sector and Nonprofit Resources:
~ BB&T CarePlus
~ Digital Benefit Advisors
~ Deloitte
~ Kaiser Family Foundation
~ NC Health Info
~ North Carolina Business Group on Health 
~ North Carolina Chamber Marketplace
Progressive Benefit Solutions
Robert W. Johnson Foundation
~ U.S. Chamber

Providers:
~ Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
~ North Carolina Health Reform
~ Coventry Healthcare

Insurance Agents and Consultants:
For a listing of insurance agents who are members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, click here to link to our membership directory.




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