ABA Education at Regionals to Focus on Health Care Reform

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At each of this year’s fall regional trade shows, the American Booksellers Association, with support from the Small Business Majority, will be offering a timely and informative educational session on the Affordable Health Care Act.

“The new health care law will have a significant impact on booksellers and their employees,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher. “This is why we felt it was imperative that ABA provide a detailed, state-specific educational session to help our members navigate the law’s complexities and reap the benefits from health care reform. We are grateful to the Small Business Majority for their guidance and invaluable assistance in providing this crucial information to booksellers.”

The Affordable Health Care Act was passed by Congress in 2010 and includes an individual mandate that requires everyone to have health insurance or pay a penalty. On October 1, 2013, enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces is scheduled to start across the country. These marketplaces — or exchanges — are designed to ensure that all Americans have access to health insurance.   

“This presentation will focus on what the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, means for your small business,” said Rhett Buttle, vice president of External Affairs for the Small Business Majority. “It will spotlight both the federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them.”

Topics being discussed at the session will include:

  • Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits) — who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
  • Marketplace updates
  • Cost containment
  • Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the health care law.

Detailed, actionable information will be provided to help booksellers understand how the new law works, how to evaluate their options under the law, and how to take advantage of provisions of the law already in place.

Booksellers with questions about the Affordable Care Act or the educational session should contact ABA Senior Public Policy Analyst David Grogan via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7562.