The More You Know
By Jennifer Boncy
January 16, 2013

The business of running a store—or more—and managing employees has never been simple, but the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has added some new wrinkles.

As you will learn in a special report in the February issue of Pet Business, ACA will require retailers to do their homework and make adjustments to how they manage health care for their employees. However, in his article, Friend or Foe, columnist Phillip M. Perry explains how ACA—otherwise known as Obamacare—offers some benefits and allows smaller businesses to take advantage of tax credits, state insurance exchanges and premium reform

Perry has also compiled a list of resources that retailers may find helpful. Want to learn more? Check these resources:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a website to provide information about the health care reform legislation.
Visit: www.healthcare.gov.

The Kaiser Family Foundation has created an outstanding compendium of documents summarizing the health reform legislation.
Visit: healthreform.kff.org/.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information on how health care reform will affect small businesses.
Visit: www.sba.gov/content/health-care-health-care-reform

Mercer, the New York-based consulting firm, has mounted a useful site with documents and guidance about health care reform, geared primarily toward larger employers.
Visit: www.mercer.com/us-health-care-reform