Friday, March 21, 2014

“De-Mystify the Affordable Care Act for Business” at Workshop in Carl Junction April 22

Contact: Kathy Macomber, community development specialist
Headquartered in Barton County
Tel: (417) 682-3579

LAMAR, Mo. – How will the Affordable Care Act affect you and your business? University of Missouri Extension is offering information about the new health care law that can help businesses understand their options and responsibilities to make better planning decisions.

This business workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday April 22 at the Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N Main St, Carl Junction.  There is no charge for the workshop, and a light lunch will be provided at noon during the Q&A session which immediately follows the workshop.

Kathy Macomber, community development specialist will lead an overview of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects businesses.  Participants will learn the calculations to determine whether their business falls into the small or large category, and how to determine whether their business is eligible for tax credits.

“Understanding the shared responsibility payment gives you the tools to determine the most cost effective health care decisions for your business and your employees,” said Macomber.

MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website at provides resources for the state’s small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect the business bottom line.

The website also has a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you.

For 100 years, MU Extension has engaged Missourians in relevant programs based on University of Missouri research. The year 2014 marks the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act, which formalized the Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service, a national network whose purpose is to extend university-based knowledge beyond the campus.

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