The Obamacare trap for small businesses

Even though the employer mandate has been delayed for a year, many small businesses are still confused about the employer mandate calculation - how Obamacare turns part time employees into full time employees and makes it difficult for businesses on the cusp of 50 full time employees (the number where they are required to carry insurance for their workers) to avoid Obamacare. Washington Examiner: Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape having to provide costly health care insurance - or pay a federal fine. Several business organizations have been warning smaller firms of the provision in Obamacare, but many were confused and waiting for the administration to finally explain the so-called employer mandate calculation. Said Matthew Haller of the International Franchise Association, "while its nice the...(Read Full Post)