Affordable Care Act Archives

What does the Obamacare mean for small businesses?

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Small-business owners who are anxiously waiting for regulators to finalize rules that will define the three-year-old Affordable Care Act remain uneasy. Their anxiety is justified since they are waiting for rules that will be enacted next year and no one knows what growing pains lie ahead. But they shouldn’t necessarily view the ACA as a… Read More →

Steptoe hosts Construction Industry Tax Seminar

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by in Events | Featured | Legal | Real Estate

Contractors, developers, construction managers, and homebuilders are invited to attend Steptoe & Johnson’s 10th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar co-sponsored by the AzBusiness Magazine. Steptoe’s tax lawyers will bring participants an annual update on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales and property taxation. The seminar will take place September 27, 2013 and the Arizona Biltmore… Read More →

Delay on ACA mandates was unavoidable

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by in Featured | Healthcare

With the announcement from the Obama administration regarding the delay of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandates, business owners took a slight sigh of relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend.  In the announcement made on the U.S. Treasury’s website, the “concerns about the complexities” was cited as a reason for delay.  A vast… Read More →

Obamacare penalty delayed for big businesses

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Obama, delay, penalties, large employers, Affordable Care Act The Obama administration has announced a one-year delay on penalties against large employers who fail to offer workers insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Although the administration said the decision was the result of “careful, thoughtful” consideration, opponents of the federal health-care law said it reflects… Read More →

Steptoe hosts Construction Industry Tax Seminar

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Contractors, developers, construction managers, and homebuilders are invited to attend Steptoe & Johnson’s 10th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar co-sponsored by the AzBusiness Magazine. Steptoe’s tax lawyers will bring participants an annual update on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales and property taxation. The seminar will take place June 13, 2013 and the Arizona Biltmore… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare, John C. Lincoln form affiliation

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Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network have endorsed a letter of intent to form a system-wide affiliation to better meet the healthcare needs and thus improve the health of the communities they serve. The nonbinding agreement between the two non-profit organizations allows both to pursue an exclusive negotiation during a due diligence period… Read More →

Impact Of Affordable Care Act On Small Businesses

The intent of the Affordable Care Act is to cover more individuals by making coverage more accessible to everyone, not necessarily to reduce costs. Current studies indicate small employers could pay up to 18 percent more for health insurance coverage than large companies which discourages small business from purchasing coverage today. Overall costs of a company’s… Read More →

2013 Strategies For Leasing Medical Office Space

The National Healthcare Reform legislation has reformed the way real estate fits into a physician’s business plan. Gone are the days of a single physician hanging his shingle, so to speak. With the Affordable Care Act, formation of Accountable Care Organizations and the high cost of Electronic Medical Records, physicians are looking at their future… Read More →

Regulations knock out production

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by in Economy | Featured

Picture the slow motion shots of Rocky Balboa getting pummeled by Apollo Creed in the first of that eponymous series of boxing movies and you get the sense of what the economy — manufacturing and otherwise — is up against with regard to federal regulations. In the course of one day last week, I interacted… Read More →