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Major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will go into effect in less than five months, giving uninsured, working age Arkansans an opportunity to take advantage of the new health care law. But there are numerous implications for both individuals and businesses. Legal questions, tax questions and questions of implementation are all waiting to be answered as Arkansas moves toward realizing a vision of a healthier, more productive work force. Arkansas Business has traditionally reported important trends and issues affecting business in the state and it is in this spirit that we join with our esteemed partners to present the 2013 Health Care Reform Symposium.

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Clearing Up Questions about Health Care Reform (From the Publisher)

Arkansas Business has traditionally reported important trends and issues affecting business in the state and it is in this spirit that we join with our esteemed partners to present the 2013 Health Care Reform Symposium. This accompanying supplement is designed to get you thinking about the impacts to your business. read more >

Transformation Of Arkansas' Health Care System

In a little over four months major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will go into effect. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the more than 500,000 working-age Arkansans currently without a source for paying medical expenses will be able to take advantage of the core intent of the federal law. read more >

Impact Of The Affordable Care Act And Understanding Your Choices

In determining how reform will impact your employer group, your considerations include whether or not your group is grandfathered and how the new rating rules will affect your premium. read more >

Accounting Implications Of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Accounting for information reporting requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), while considering the budget effects, requires consistent discipline. Companies should continue dedicating the necessary resources to bring regulatory change into focus. read more >

The Affordable Care Act — Tax Implications For Employers

Almost every employer will have to make substantive changes to its group health plan — changes to the benefits, changes to the eligibility rules, changes to the amount of premium paid by the employer, or some combination of these — in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). read more >

Health Care Law Comes With Learning Curve

Penalties associated with the employer mandate are expected to generate $140 billion in revenues over the next 10 years according to the Congressional Budget Office, not enough to fund the effort while the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the IRS and U.S. Treasury determine how to get it right. However, individuals are still required to comply in 2014 with the individual mandate, and the federal exchanges are still set to launch Jan. 1. read more >

Health Care Reform Features Tax Credits For Businesses

Many businesses have viewed the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with concern, focusing on the tax penalties in the law for those that don't provide insurance; however, the benefits far outweigh any potential penalties. read more >

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