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Alaska Employer Roundtable to Address Impact of New Federal Health Insurance Taxes on Local Small Businesses

What:      As concern over rising health care costs grows among Alaska small businesses, local business owners and workers are set to be further impacted starting in 2014 by way of new taxes that go into effect as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Known as the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), this tax is estimated to raise over $100 billion during the first decade—a price tag that will be almost entirely passed on to small businesses and their    workers who purchase their insurance in what is known as the “fully insured market.” 

The HIT could impact more than 60,000 Alaska small businesses and over 280,000 workers and families. The Stop the HIT Coalition, a broad-based group representing the small business owners, their employees and the self-employed throughout the nation, will host a roundtable discussion with local businesses to hear their concerns and discuss potential solutions to fix the situation prior to the tax being implemented in 2014.
 

Who:       Stop the HIT Coalition

                 Alaska Small Business Owners

When:     Thursday, March 28, 2013

                 8:00 am – 9:00 am (AKDT)

Where:    Westmark Baranof Hotel

                 Franklin Gallery Room

                 127 North Franklin Street

                 Juneau, AK 99801

Contact: Space is limited. Please RSVP to media@stopthehit.com or (888) 737-3207

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The Stop The HIT Coalition represents the nation’s small business owners, their employees and the self-employed who are actively working to repeal the Health Insurance Tax. Since the Coalition’s formation in 2011, it has grown to include more than 35 national organizations, representing millions of small business owners across the country. More information about the Stop The HIT can be found at www.StopTheHIT.com.

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