Affordable Care Act Workshop - Traverse City

Date: December 1, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center located at 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: MSU ANR Events Services

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Dr. Adam J. Kantrovich, MSU Extension farm management educator


The employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins Jan. 1, 2015. This workshop will cover the Affordable Care Act and how the mandate affects farms, small businesses and individuals. The Affordable Care Act is a far-reaching piece of legislation that covers every business, industry and individual. While there are many layers to the Affordable Care Act, this program will provide a broad overview of the basics within the three hour presentation. This presentation will help participants determine whether they need to comply with the ACA.


Welcome & Introductions
General Rules of the ACA
Rules of Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) Mandate
Rules for Counting Employees under ESR
Rules for Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
Rules for Health Insurance Market Place (Exchange) and Shop for Employers
Rules of Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Employer Requirements for 2013 to 2015
Closing Thoughts

Registration Fee

$10.00 per person. This covers handouts and materials.

Dates and Locations

This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. - noon on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center located at 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684.

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