Affordable Care Act & Fruit Crop Insurance Update Workshops

Date: October 16, 2013
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: West Michigan - location varies by date
Contact: For program information contact Mark Longstroth: 269-675-8213 ext 3. For registration/location questions call 616-994-4540.

Dr. Adam J. Kantrovich, MSU Extension Farm Management Educator, will discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it affects farms, small businesses and individuals. The Affordable Care Act is far-reaching legislation that covers every business, industry and individual. There are no “loop-holes” that provide any type of exemption. There are many layers to the Affordable Care Act, this will be a broad overview of the basics within the 90 minutes that are available.
Topics include: General Rules, Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) Mandate, Rules for counting employees under (ERS), Employer Alternatives, Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, the Health Insurance Market Place (Exchange) and Shop for Employers and Individuals, the Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate, and Employer Requirements for 2013 to 2015.

Chris Shellenbarger, of Spartan Insurance or Dr. Roy Black, MSUE specialist will discuss crop insurance for fruit growers specifically the new Tart Cherry Crop Insurance program at the Benton Harbor and Traverse City workshops. Chris will focus on blueberry crop insurance with the option of the AGR policy at the Ottawa County workshop.

Visit the Affordable Care Act & Fruit Crop Insurance Update Workshops registration page for more information.

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