Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Learn How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Your Small Business at Free Workshop in Springfield Feb. 27

Contact: Chrystal Irons, Business Development Specialist
Headquartered at the Taney County Extension Center
Tel: (417) 546-4431

FORSYTH, Mo. –University of Missouri Extension, Taney County Small Business and Technology Development Center, and Small Business Majority are hosting “The Affordable Care Act for Your Business” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 in meeting room B at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield.

The free event is open to all business owners. The focus will be on the Affordable Care Act’s impact to Missouri businesses and options available to employers through the health insurance marketplace.

A light lunch and networking session will be provided so pre-registration is requested.

Relevant workshop topics include small business tax credits, FTE calculation, employer shared responsibility provisions and detailed information on the Missouri health insurance marketplace for businesses. A question and answer period will follow the discussion, as well as an opportunity for those who would like to discuss additional needs with SHOP enrollment and make appointments for one-on-one assistance with Health Coverage Guide and Certified Application Counselor, Mary Moore with Small Business Majority.

“We believe it’s important for small business owners to learn more about the healthcare law and how it affects them,” said Chrystal Irons, a business development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “These interactive dialogues are a great way for them to get the information they need to understand and comply with key provisions of the new law.”


Business owners can register for the workshop by calling the University of Missouri Extension office in Taney County at 417-546-4431 or registering for “Affordable Care Act for your Business” workshop through the Greene County Extension center website at

This workshop is made possible by joint sponsorships with University of Missouri Extension, Taney County Small Business and Technology Development Center and Small Business Majority.

The MO SBTDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA.  Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for person with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Small Business Majority is a national nonpartisan small business advocacy organization founded and run by small business owners and focused on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. The organization speaks for the nearly 28 million Americans who are self-employed or own businesses of up to 100 employees.

For more information or assistance related to a current or future business, contact one of the MU Extension business specialists in the Ozarks: Chrystal Irons at (417) 546-4431 or Willis Mushrush at (417) 256-2391. There are also three Small Business and Technology Development Centers in Southwest Missouri: Missouri State University in Springfield at (417) 836-5685, Missouri Southern University in Joplin at (417) 625-3128 or Missouri State University in West Plains at West Plains, (417) 256-9724.


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