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Affordable Care Act forum to be held at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls

by jmaloni

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Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm

A public forum on the Affordable Care Act will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. The public forum will be presented by members of the Bene-Care Agency and hosted by the Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce. All individuals and businesses with questions about upcoming changes to health care are encouraged to attend this free forum to have their questions answered.

"As we all begin to navigate the waters of the Affordable Care Act, the new regulations for health insurance established by the state and federal governments, the tide is high and the water is murky," said Candra Thomason, director of the Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce. "Those of us who continue to receive health insurance coverage through our employers are swimming just fine so far, while sole proprietors and individuals are more than likely worrying and taking on water."

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires all individuals to maintain health insurance coverage, with minimum essential benefits. Insurance carriers are redesigning all of their plans to include these minimum essential benefits as described by the ACA.

Locally, the Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce is working with its partner, Bene-Care Agency, and is helping employer groups and sole proprietors find solutions. This meeting will provide a little more insight on individual coverage, how sole proprietors will be impacted, the group exchange and what small business will need to do come 2014.

Forum guests are invited to stay for as long as their schedule allows. For more information, or to RSVP for the event, contact Thomason at 716-870-5965 or [email protected], or Sam Archie, president, at 716-940-5238.

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