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By now you are probably interested in Obamacare: A Handbook for Employers, and you know how important it is to be informed. But, you may find yourself questioning the qualifications of these authors. Why should you trust them? TimeForge is a labor management software company that provides their customers with a powerful and flexible labor management platform, which helps TimeForge customers spend more time building the business and interacting with customers instead of being stuck in the office doing paperwork. TimeForge’s software eliminates scheduling errors and saves managers from pulling out hair over labor logistics. Since all businesses face new challenges in adjusting their labor to comply with Obamacare, TimeForge’s role has become even more critical.
With the Affordable Care Act here, and Employer Shared Responsibility looming, what better way to keep customers’ hair in place and wallets full than to provide them with the most up-to-date information about Obamacare and the tools to avoid unnecessary penalties? The TimeForge team worked tirelessly for months to bring this helpful guide to American businesses. These changes affect every business in the United States, and you should prepare yourself so that you will be able to continue running your business with confidence in the midst of the radical labor changes brought by Obamacare. With a no-scare-tactics approach, TimeForge’s team of Obamacare experts present the facts and the information you need to protect yourself, your employees, and your business.
A look into the book
Obamacare: A Handbook for Employers provides you with several different tools and resources to help you understand the various complexities of Obamacare. Take chapter 14 for example, which answers commonly asked questions about Obamacare. We have pulled over 20 common questions about Obamacare that concern employers and have supplied informative answers to make sure you are getting all the information you need.
Chapter 12 gives you real-world examples of 8 different companies that vary in size. Each example walks you through all of the different calculations you’re going to need to do for your business, such as calculating full-time and full-time equivalent employees, calculating the cost of covering employees with health insurance, calculating the cost of paying the penalties, and calculating FTE to determine whether the business is eligible for a small employer tax credit.
Don’t leave your office without it!
After reading Obamacare: A Handbook for Employers, working through the examples within it, and calculating the impact Obamacare will have on your business, you will be an Obamacare expert. Possessing the ability to share and explain the key components of Obamacare to others will be important when preparing your entire company for the new policies. We’ve created a concise summary of all of the key points of Obamacare: A Handbook for Employers, which is a fantastic companion to the book and can be quickly dispersed to your employees. Key Points of Obamacare helps your team remember all of the really important stuff:
Concise summary of all the Key Points of Obamacare: A Handbook for Employers
Perfectly abridged, easily distributed, and to-the-point information about Obamacare for employers
Included with the purchase of a Platinum, Gold, or Silver package.
Make sure you understand all of the new Obamacare terms!
Since the healthcare law contains many complex terms that can be both contradictory and confusing, we have prepared an Obamacare Glossary to help better understand Obamacare jargon! These terms are vital for you to know in order to avoid the penalties associated with Obamacare.
What is the HHS?
What does “full-time equivalent” mean?
What is the Rule of Parity?
With the purchase of the Platinum, Gold, or Silver package, you will receive a copy of the Obamacare Glossary, which comprehensively defines over 100 terms found throughout the new healthcare law. This is a useful companion reference to Obamacare: A Handbook for Employers, as it simplifies the technical terms mentioned in the book. The Obamacare Glossary is going to be a handy resource to have around the office over the next couple of years as more phases of Obamacare are implemented.
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Spreadsheets for Everyone!
These tools will help you to identify where you stand with Obamaacare and which approach works for your business.
When you purchase any of our packages, you will receive a specialized Obamacare spreadsheet, which easily calculates the number of full-time, part-time, and full-time equivalent employees that you employ. These calculations are vital in determining your employer status. After you determine your employer status, you will be able to assess your options. If you’re a large employer, you will need to choose whether you are going to play by offering health insurance to all of your full-time employees, or pay the penalties associated with not providing health insurance. If you are a small employer, you may have the option of receiving a tax credit if you offer your employees insurance, based on certain requirements.
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This spreadsheet calculates employee hours for the following:
All 12 Months Yearly FT+FTE Tax Credit FTE Number of FT & FTE for the Year
Included with the purchase of any package.
Labor Management Software
Around the globe, businesses use TimeForge products to plan and manage their employee schedules, attendance, payroll prep, sales, reports, and human resources documentation. TimeForge is a web-based software allows managers and employees to access important information online with just a few simple clicks. With the purchase of a Platinum, Gold, or Silver package, you will receive a free subscription to any one of our labor management modules. If you purchase a Platinum package, you’ll have a 60 day subscription. If you purchase a Gold or Silver package, you’ll have a 30 day subscription.
TimeForge reduces paperwork and makes payroll processing much easier, faster, and more efficient. TimeForge allows you to AutoSchedule, view employee hours, edit attendance, run over 150 different reports, approve payroll, export payroll, forecast sales, and much more. Employees will be able to access TimeForge remotely and check their schedules, input requests, view timecards, and swap shifts. Everything that TimeForge has to offer helps you control your labor, reduce employee turnover, and ultimately make your business more profitable. Additionally, the ability to easily maintain accurate attendance and employee records will be invaluable as you navigate the changing regulations. With the implementation of Obamacare, TimeForge is more necessary than ever.
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Insurance Consultation with ABC
Are YOU covered?
Of course, to create a strategy tailored to your business’s exact needs, you will want to consult with an insurance expert. After purchasing either the Platinum Package or the Gold Package, you will receive a free consultation with Advantage Benefits Connection, an independent insurance agency located in the heart of Lubbock, Texas. ABC specializes in Health and Group Benefits for companies of every size.
ABC Insurance has experience working with multi-state locations
ABC utilizes a full team, including a licensed health adviser
Included with the purchase of a Platinum or Gold package.
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Obamacare Presentation (PDF)
Make sure your team is prepared!
A necessary part of implementing Obamacare will be education within your company. Your department personnel are going to have some new responsibilities in response to Obamacare, and they need to be brought up to speed on all the changes. The HR staff will need to be able to manage the new reporting requirements, operations will need to ensure a stable ratio of full-time and part time employees, and IT managers will need to provide necessary tools which allow HR and Operations to perform their tasks. Our Obamacare Presentation is designed to help you educate your team, so that everyone can work together to avoid unnecessary penalties.
An educational presentation explaining Obamacare and the changes it poses to your staff
The presentation contains 38 informative slides for employers AND employees regarding new responsibilities under Obamacare
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Exchanges Are Open!
Are you prepared?
In case you missed it, October 1, 2013 marked an important change in healthcare. The exchanges, or marketplaces, which provide individuals with an efficient way to purchase health insurance, went live. If you intend to purchase coverage through an exchange, here are some things you need to know.
- The deadline for individuals to obtain healthcare coverage was March 31, 2014.
- Whether your state has opted to create and maintain their own exchange or has decided to allow the federal government to facilitate an exchange in your state, there will be a specific exchange in place for each state.
- This mandate is expected to be enforced, regardless of the status of the exchanges. Should you have trouble obtaining insurance from an exchange, you will still face penalties as an individual or family for not having healthcare coverage in the coming year.
- To be offered on an exchange, healthcare plans must meet the standards outlined by the Affordable Care Act for value and affordability.
Exchanges for small businesses (business with less than 50 employees), called Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOPs), opened November 1, 2013. If you intend to purchase healthcare coverage for your employees, you should consult an insurance expert like ABC.
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