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MBPA Business Alert: ACA Employer Mandate and Employer Penalties Delayed to 2015

On Sept. 11, 2013 the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an FAQ stating that there is no fine or penalty under the law for failing to provide the notice, however the DOL also stated employers should provide these notices. We recommend compliance with this mandated action, and are happy to provide this free service to our members.


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Welcome to MBPA’s Health Care Reform Connect!


Health Care Reform Connect™ is your resource for implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA). We’ve pulled together the latest information from experts to help keep you updated on the newest developments about Michigan’s implementation of Obamacare, along with online tools to aid you with decision making. Health Care Reform Connect will provide access to:

  • Small Business Health Care Reform Guide which summarizes major ACA provisions, examines the impact on Michigan business, explains the Health Insurance Marketplace, offers suggestions about talking to employees and provides more information.
  • Health Care Tax Credit Estimator
  • MBPA Full-Time Employee Equivalent Calculator helps you determine whether you are a “large employer” under the Affordable Care Act based on FTEs.
  • Health Care Reform Business Checklist will inform you of ACA implications based on your business size.
  • Compliance Tools Section with an ACA timeline, COBRA information, updated Section 125 Plans and Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD) and more.
  • Member Health Care HelpLine where you can submit your specific questions for a prompt reply from our in-house team.

Whatever your needs are throughout the Affordable Care Act implementation, the MBPA health care reform team is ready to help. We are also available to meet with your company/agency to discuss any other concerns you may have.

We look forward to Making Your Business Better with the knowledge and tangible solutions that will help you navigate not only health care reform implementation, but also other business challenges as we continue to positively influence approximately one out of every three businesses in the state of Michigan. We encourage you to explore our more than 30 educational workshops and 100 business programs that impact more than 150,000 businesses in our beloved state.


Archived eConnect

Health Care Reform Connect ePub, 11/24/15
Reviewing the Final Forms for ACA Reporting, 10/22/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 10/13/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 08/28/15
Basic ACA Elevate Service Options, 08/19/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 07/21/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 06/19/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 05/28/15
HCRC Alert: Health Care Reform Conference, 05/27/15
HCRC Alert: BCBSM Free Health Care Reform Se, 05/23/15
HCRC Alert: BCBSM Free HCR Seminars, 05/22/15
HCRC Alert: Health Care Reform Conference, 04/30/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 04/28/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 03/24/15
HCRC Alert: Health Care Reform Conference, 02/06/15
Healthcare Reform Connect, 01/29/15
Healthcare Reform Alert: ACA Subsidies Challenge, 01/20/15
ACA Tools and Resources, 01/08/15
Healthcare Reform Conference Alert, 11/04/14
HealthCare Reform Connect Conference Agenda, 10/29/14
HCRC Alert: Health Care Reform Conference, 10/16/14
Healthcare Reform Connect, 10/08/14
Health Care Reform Connect, 08/21/14
Healthcare Reform Connect, 07/28/14
Healthcare Reform Connect, 04/29/14
ACA Tools and Resources, 04/17/14
Healthcare Reform Connect, 04/04/14
HCRC Alert: Medicaid Open Enrollment April 1st, 2014, 03/26/14
Healthcare Reform Connect, 03/11/14
Health Care Reform Conference, 03/03/14
Healthcare Reform Conference, 02/13/14
Healthcare Reform Connect, 02/06/14
Healthcare Reform Conference, 12/17/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 12/02/13
HCRC Alert, 11/19/13
Healthcare Reform Connect Alert, 11/14/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 10/30/13
Healthcare Reform Connect Alert: SPDs at No Cost to Members, 10/07/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 10/03/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 09/19/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 08/27/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 08/15/13
Healthcare Reform Connect Alert: Assistance with Employee Notifications of the Marketplace, 08/15/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 07/01/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 05/29/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 05/01/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 04/04/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 02/28/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 01/31/13
Healthcare Reform Connect, 12/10/12
Healthcare Reform Connect, 11/13/12
Healthcare Reform Connect, 10/01/12
Small Business Health Care Reform Guide
Webinar / Workshop