Health Care

29 Jul
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ICYMI: ABA Partnership Will Provide Members Health Insurance Options, New Info Coming Soon

Booksellers should look for an email early next week from ABA with new information on the roll-out of ABA's health insurance partnership with LIG Solutions.

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10 Jun

Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses

To see if any of these options is right for your business, consider talking to a licensed tax professional, benefits specialist, or health insurance agent or broker.

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10 Jun

FAQs About ABA’s Health Insurance Partnership With LIG Solutions

To help members understand this new partnership and what it means for their stores, ABA has created this frequently asked questions document. 

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10 Jun
First Aid Kit

ABA Partners With LIG Solutions to Provide Members Health Insurance Options

The Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership, a coalition of nine organizations (including ABA), is partnering with Lighthouse Insurance Group Solutions to provide members with a choice of health insurance options.

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26 Feb
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A Guide to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

Recent rule changes to HRAs may provide an opportunity for small business owners to help their employees buy health insurance.

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03 Dec

Health Insurance Survey Closes With Input From 350 Respondents

In response to a recent survey sent by the American Booksellers Association, hundreds of booksellers from coast to coast shared their thoughts on group health insurance options.

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13 Nov

Reminder: Fill Out ABA’s Brief Survey on Health Insurance Needs

On Wednesday, November 7, stores received an e-mail with a link to a survey seeking bookseller input about group health insurance options; responses are due Monday, November 19.

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07 Nov

ABA Delivers Survey to Gauge Health Insurance Needs

Booksellers should check their inboxes for a link to a survey seeking bookseller input on group health insurance options. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, November 19.

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30 Oct
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Small Business Majority to Host Webinar Series on Healthcare Law

The webinar series, “What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business,” will provide an overview of both federal and state provisions that affect small businesses.

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08 Aug

Attorneys General File Suit to Challenge Association Health Plans

On August 2, attorneys general from 11 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against the Department of Labor, challenging the Trump administration’s new Association Health Plan rule.

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19 Jun

Trump Administration Releases Rules on Association Health Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rule that will expand access to association health plans (AHPs). AHPs would allow small businesses to band together through a trade association to purchase health insurance across state lines.

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17 Oct

President Trump Signs Executive Order Allowing Association Health Plans

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on October 12 to expand access to association health plans (AHPs), allowing small businesses to band together through a trade association to buy health insurance.

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20 Jul

An Overview of Two Health Insurance Options for Small Employers

In response to requests from member booksellers, the American Booksellers Association has identified two possible health insurance options for small employers.

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19 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes; Indigo Books & Music may expand to U.S.; Status of Affordable Care Act repeal vote uncertain; Celadon Books to launch; Staff changes at S&S Books for Young Readers, Harvard University Press, The Feminist Press; Hugh M. Hefner Foundation award winners, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist, International Thriller Writers’ award winners announced; Little Free Library wins WNBA’s Second Century Prize

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10 May

House Passes Health Care Bill

In the wake of the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act of 2017, health care reform moves to the Senate; however, the Small Business Majority and others are urging Congress to drop the bill.

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