CARL JUNCTION, Mo. —
In a free workshop Tuesday, University of Missouri Extension will offer information about the new health care law in an effort to help businesses understand their options and responsibilities so that they may make better planning decisions.
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main St., Carl Junction.
Kathy Macomber, community development specialist, will lead an overview of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects businesses. Participants will learn the calculations to determine whether their business falls into the small or large category, and how to determine whether their business is eligible for tax credits.
“Understanding the shared responsibility payment gives you the tools to determine the most cost effective health care decisions for your business and your employees,” she said.
A light lunch will be provided at noon during the Q&A session that immediately follows the workshop.
MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website at extension.missouri.edu/insure provides resources for the state’s small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect the business bottom line. The website also has a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar of upcoming events.