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Healthcare Reform is Here: What's Next for Agents?

Now that the first round of changes mandated by the new federal healthcare law have kicked in, what's next - and how will...
October 13, 2010

Now that the first round of changes mandated by the new federal healthcare law have kicked in, what's next - and how will it affect agents and brokers? Will there be a diminished role, or will new opportunities abound? American Agent & Broker addresses these questions in a special report compiled with the assistance of Marsh/Berry. An excerpt:

Tax credits, effective 1/1/10: Small employers with no more than 25 employees and average annual wages of less than $50,000 that purchase health insurance for their employees will receive a tax credit if they pay at least 50 percent of the employees' premium.  For 2010-2013, the credit is a sliding scale with a maximum of 35 percent credit paid to employers with less than 10 employees with average compensation of less than $25,000. Agent/broker impact: Over the period of 2010 to 2013, these credits should entice more small employers to purchase group coverage for their employees, expanding market opportunities for brokers in that period.

Read the entire special report here.

Click here to read Healthcare Reform is Here: What's Next for Agents? (American Agent & Broker 10/6/2010)

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