Small business owners attend a standing-room-only MNsure event
Small Business Minnesota hosted a standing-room only forum on MNsure, Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange.
Small business owners heard a straightforward, candid presentation direct from the source: April Todd–Malmlov, MNsure’s executive director. Her presentation included solid information on costs, requirements, small business tax credits and more. This was followed by a lengthy and candid Q&A session.
- Oct. 1 – Enrollment begins for sole proprietors, freelancers and small businesses with up to 50 fulltime employees or 50 FTEs.
- Jan. 1 – coverage begins
- Tax credits are available for qualifying taxable and tax-exempt organizations. Tax credit calculator.
- Small businesses are not required to offer health insurance benefits. However, those with more than 50 employees or FTEs will pay an assessment if they do not offer qualified coverage.
- MNsure small business website
Thank you to our gold-level event sponsor Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley.
Due to the popularity of the event as well as the inaccurate information coming from other sources, Small Business Minnesota is exploring a repeat of the forum.
Related health insurance exchange news:
According to this Forbes article, California’s strong active purchaser lowers premium costs. “The jolt that I was experiencing was not the result of the predicted out-of-control premium costs but the shock of rates far lower than what I expected—even at the lowest end of the age scale.”
Department of Revenue offers tax-law change updates and conference calls
The Department of Revenue is posting updates on tax law changes Thursdays in July. The posts provide guidance and instruction regarding the tax changes. View the department’s website for more information, to see the release schedule and/or sign up for email alerts on all tax law changes including weekly conference call details.
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Small Business Minnesota members invited to sign climate declaration
The American Sustainable Business Council has invited Small Business Minnesota members to join 360 other small businesses from 47 states to sign the Climate Declaration. The declaration calls on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunities in addressing climate change.
Latest small-business news
Follow Small Business Minnesota on Facebook for the latest small-business news. Here’s what you may have missed:
- Congressman Keith Ellison hosts an Affordable Care Act discussion for small business owners July 2, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, 55411.
- Business reporter encourages small business owners to contact him with their assessment of the legislative session. He’s tired of hearing from lobbyists and anonymous sources.
- Minnesota woman-owned mapping technology company wins top honors for excellence in federal contracting
- National poll: Almost half of small business owners say access to credit still a problem; large majorities support more innovation in lending
- Amazon kicks Minnesota small businesses in the teeth
- Presidential Proclamation — National Small Business Week, 2013
- Loads of updates about MNsure, Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange.
- Small Business Minnesota members, here’s a chance to tell your stories. Submissions due Aug. 30.
- Senator Franken visits Minnesota civic leaders to push immigration reforms that affect small businesses. Franken is pushing several measures including easier access to databases for small businesses to confirm the immigration status of their employees.