CANTON -- To help farmers, small business owners and individuals learn about the new federal health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County will host a free workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at their Learning Farm on State Rt. 68.
The new healthcare law will change the way businesses and employees obtain health insurance.
The workshop will address matters such as the Individual Exchange, for sole proprietors and individuals, and the Small Business Health Options Exchange. Cornell Cooperative Extension educators Kirk Shoen, Sandra Buxton, and Ashley Pierce are specially trained to deliver the most current information on the program.
Employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees must provide workers with health insurance by 2015. Before the end of 2013, employers of all sizes must explain how to obtain health insurance to their employees.
Every individual in the U.S. will be required to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
Some businesses may be eligible for tax credits if they are not in a mandated size category and chose to provide insurance for their workers.
Registration is requested by Sept. 20. Contact Anita Figueras, 379-9192.