Health care and health insurance resources
Health insurance is usually confusing and almost always expensive. Here are some sources that might reduce the confusion and, possibly, cut the cost:
— www.healthcare.gov: Federal government web site with key information on health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.
— www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses: information on health insurance options for small business related to the Affordable Care Act.
— www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses/employers: Information of the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP.
— www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act: Internal Revenue Service information on tax resources involving health insurance for individuals and businesses.
— www.irs.gov/uac/small-business-health-care-tax-credit-for-small-employers: IRS guidance for tax credits for businesses with fewer 25 employees and that provide health coverage for their employees.
— www.sba.gov/managing-business: Information from the U.S. Small Business Administration on health care.
— www.nahu.org/consumer/findagent.cfm: The National Association of Health Underwriters' online search engine for locating agents by state and area of practice.
— kff.org/ The nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation offers analysis and information on health insurance and health care in general.
Find part one of our health care series here: http://www.agweek.com/news/nation-and-world/4240469-health-insurance-has-become-farmers-new-no-1-worry
Find part two of our health care series here: http://www.agweek.com/news/nation-and-world/4243244-ag-businesses-farmers-seek-answers-health-care