Joyce Capelle, Chair, Crittenton Services for Children & Families
ACA: Will Your Business be Ready?
While delays have been made in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the legislation remains just as cumbersome to understand, keeping many business owners/managers awake at night. The most recent delay in the employer mandate of the ACA illustrates the complexity of these issues facing employers.
As an employer of nearly 500 staff, I am one of those business managers lying awake at night pondering the legal complexities and the cost of employee health care. I want to be a responsible – and a competitive – employer and offer a good range of benefits. But, as we all know, it is a significant line item expense in the budget of any business.
California employers directly spend more than $32 billion each year on health care for their employees and contribute, through taxation, a significant proportion of the more than $60 billion spent each year on Medicare, Medi-Cal, and local county health and mental health services. So where does the Fullerton Chamber stand? As defined through our public policy documents, we support the delivery of quality health care at an affordable price without government mandates. Of course, we …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce