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 Q:   Now that You're Covered This July 2015 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative outlines tips for the newly insured so that they can get the most out of their health insurance plans. Community organizations and brokers can share with consumers who are new to health insurance coverage.

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 Q:   Take Advantage of Preventive Services This July 2015 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative details the preventative services that all marketplace health insurance plans are required to offer. Community organizations and brokers can share with the newly insured.

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 Q:   Health Insurance Vocab This July 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates defines important health insurance terms. Community organizations and brokers can share with the newly insured.

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 Q:   Reaching the Uninsured After King v. Burwell This June 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates identifies the location of and demographic information for the remaining uninsured in Illinois. The fact sheet  promotes partnerships between navigators and brokers to connect the uninsured to health insurance with the marketplace.

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 Q:   Roundup of OE2 Q's The Georgetown University Centers For Children and Families and Health Insurance Reforms compiled a list of common questions raised during the second open enrollment period. The February 2015 FAQ covers tax-filing issues, counting household income and employer coverage.

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 Q:   SHOP Participation Rate Rules To purchase health insurance through the SHOP, a minimum percentage of employees must enroll in the plan. In a October 2014 fact sheet, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlines the steps for calculating a small business' participation rate.

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 Q:   Enrollment Issues for Small Businesses This March 2014 information sheet and frequently asked questions from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation addresses common concerns for small employers as they explore health insurance options for their workers.

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 Q:   Can Your Small Business Use the SHOP? This October 2014 flier from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services summarizes the basic qualifications for a small business to be eligible to participate in the Small Business Health Options Program. A guide for calculating the number of full-time equivalent employees, with an example, is also provided.

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 Q:   Top 5 ACA Facts for Small Business This November 2014 webinar from the Small Business Health Collaborative gives an overview of the healthcare reform law and explains how both individuals and small business owners can get group health insurance and qualify for financial assistance.

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 Q:   What is the SHOP? Small businesses can find health insurance for their employees through the SHOP Marketplace. This 2014 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative lays out the steps small businesses must take to obtain health insurance through the SHOP and resources that can help.

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 Q:   The Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit Employers purchasing health insurance in on the SHOP Marketplace may be eligible to receive a tax credit that covers up to 50% their contribution to employee premiums. This 2014 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative explains the eligibility requirements and gives tips on how to determine if your business qualifies.

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 Q:   Tax Considerations for Employer Group Health Insurance This 2014 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative describes how employees can use a Section 125 payroll deduction plan to make contributions to a group health plan on a pre-tax basis.

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 Q:   How to Provide Notice to Employees About the Marketplace Businesses are required to inform their employees about the existence of the health insurance marketplace. This 2014 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative details steps businesses can take to comply with the law, plus it includes a link to the marketplace notice that businesses can use to inform their employees.

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 Q:   Checklist for Working with an Independent Broker Details about your company and employees, as well as budget and tax considerations, are all important factors when choosing a small business group plan. The Small Business Health Collaborative created this checklist in 2014 to help small business owners prepare to meet with a broker to purchase employee health insurance through the SHOP.

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 Q:   Small Business Survey on ACA Health Insurance Options This report offers strategies to increase the number of small business employees enrolled in health insurance. The suggestions are based on results of a fall 2014 survey of small business owners designed to gain a better understanding of how, if at all, they are offering health insurance to their employees; what are their views of the Affordable Care Act; and what health insurance information would be useful to them. The report was the result of a collaboration by Health & Disability Advocates and Crain’s Chicago Business.

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