[Market-farming] questions about Obamacare

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 06:15:46 EDT 2013

50 full time employees or the equivalent in terms of hours is the minimum
where particpation is mandatory.  With just a few employees you will
qualify for tax credits if you offer health insurance to your employees.
If you have employees, there is a notification letter you may need to give
your employees letting them know about the law and the health care
exchanges in your state.

>From the IRS - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-13-45.PDF
>From the Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/tr13-02.html


On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Kakerby <kakerby at aol.com> wrote:

> Good evening everyone.  I don't want to start a firestorm of political
> comment, but can someone direct me to a few factual, accurate,
> non-sensational websites where I can figure out what responsibilities I
> have as a small farm business owner, for complying with this new Obamacare
> stuff?  I didn't think we'd fall under this new set of laws for our farm
> biz, but now I'm seeing some contradictory statements on various farming
> groups that perhaps we will have to buy into the program after all.
>  Normally I'd just go do my looking for info, but frankly I had a very busy
> weekend moving heavy equipment up out of the floodplain, I was in
> composting class all day today, I have a full day of work ahead of me
> tomorrow, and I just don't have the energy or mental endurance to go
> looking up one more #$%@#$ regulatory thing.  But now with some of the
> comments I'm seeing elsewhere online, I'm concerned we might need to start
> making some allowances for buying into this new program.  So if someone can
> direct me towards some reading to spare me the effort of looking, I'd
> appreciate it.
> Kathryn Kerby, very tired tonight, and annoyed to have another set of
> rules to go study
> frogchorusfarm.com
> Snohomish, WA
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