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SHOP Deadline: Jan. 15

DEADLINE: Enroll in SHOP by Jan. 15 for Feb. 1 Coverage Thinking about enrolling your small business in health and/or dental insurance? If you enroll in coverage through the SHOP Marketplace by January 15, you and your employees can be covered as soon as February 1. Get started by exploring your coverage options. Have questions?…

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The Health Care Law & Your Taxes

Determine if You Qualify for Exemption IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-80 With the 2017 tax filing season approaching, it’s not too early to think about how the health care law affects your taxes. The Affordable Care Act requires you and each member of your family to do at least one of the following: Have…

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Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 for Nation’s Taxpayers, Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns…

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Health Coverage Information Statements

What to Know About Health Coverage Information Statements You May Receive in 2017 IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-81 Many individuals will receive ACA information statements from their employer or coverage provider by early March in 2017 about their 2016 health insurance coverage: Form 1095-B, Health Coverage Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage…

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New York State Minimum Wage

On December 31, New York State’s minimum wage increased. From 12/31/2016 to 12/30/2017, the basic minimum wage is $9.70 per hour in most of New York State. There are different minimum wage rates for the fast food industry; Long Island; Westchester County; and large and small employers in New York City. New posters are available….

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Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

The Federal Minimum Wage for covered nonexempt employees has been set at $7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009. The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage…

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DOL Issues New ACA FAQs

The DOL has released additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).  These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively,…

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2017 Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with…

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Resources for Seniors

By Kayla Harris, Elderimpact.org I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like there is too much for us to keep track of and never enough time to get it all done. And sometimes it can be daunting knowing where to start when looking for information about buying a home, figuring out life insurance,…

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Wednesday Don’t miss your one chance all year to make changes in your Medicare Part C or Part D plans. Compare what you have now with all your options for 2017. You may find better coverage, lower costs, or both. Start here: http://go.cms.gov/planfinder. If you have other questions about Medicare, visit…

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