This time next year, the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual and employer mandates, will be in full effect. Even earlier, in October of this year, the first Health Insurance Marketplaces will open. 2014 will see tax hikes, regulations, paperwork, and headaches for franchise small business owners across the country.
The 2013 IFA Convention in Las Vegas will feature a session entitled “The Health Care Law and Your Business: What You Need to Know.” Hear the perspective of a multi-unit franchisee, a health care policy expert, and a veteran insurance broker in a terrific panel that will explore the ACA’s impact on franchising, the most newest health care regulations, and how franchise owners can prepare for 2014.
To expand its education efforts surrounding the ACA, IFA is offering to help franchise companies host webinars on ACA employer requirements for franchisees and other stakeholders. These hour-long sessions include information on key definitions, tax penalties, communications strategies and other topics as well as a Q&A session with a health care expert from Washington Council Ernst & Young. For more information on this member service, please contact IFA’s Kevin Serafino at firstname.lastname@example.org.