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Free Webinar Series Explains Small Business Health Care Tax Credits

More than four million small businesses nationwide are eligible this year for tax credits created by the Affordable Care Act this year, which will help companies afford the ever-rising cost of health insurance. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has teamed up with advocacy group Small Business Majority to hold a series of free educational webinars that will tell small businesses how to reap these benefits.

SBA regional administrators and hosts from Small Business Majority will host a series of webinars broken down by region and state April 11 to 14 to explain how the Affordable Care Act affects the small business community and, specifically, how they can claim the new tax credit. There will also be a national webinar that focuses on women small business owners.

The one-hour events will cover a variety of topics, including small business tax credits — who’s eligible and how to claim them, state insurance exchanges , high-risk pools, shared responsibility, cost containment and tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law. A question and answer period will follow.

“It’s been more than a year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and we’re still hearing many questions from the small business community on what the law means for small business owners and their employees,” said John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority. “These webinars are an excellent way to have many of those questions answered so small employers can understand how health care reform impacts their bottom lines.”

To register for the event, get additional details and learn if the SBA regional administrator for your state will be attending, click on the appropriate link below.

Region I, Monday April 11, 11 a.m. EDT: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

Region II, Wednesday April 13, 3 p.m. EDT: New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Region III, Wednesday April 13, 3 p.m. EDT:  Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia

Region IV, Monday April 11, 11 a.m. EDT: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Region V, Monday April 11, 5 p.m. EDT: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin

Region VI, Monday April 11, 11 a.m. EDT: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Region VII, Tuesday, April 12, 2 p.m. EDT: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming

Region VIII, Monday, April 11, 5 p.m. EDT: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska

Region IX, Tuesday, April 12, 5 p.m. EDT : Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii and Nevada

Region X, Tuesday, April 12, 2 p.m. EDT: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

New York State, Tuesday, April 12, 11 a.m. EDT: What Health Care Reform Means for Your Small Businesses

What Health Care Reform Means for Women and Small Businesses, Thursday, April 14, 3 p.m. EDT

What Health Care Reform Means for Connecticut Small Businesses, Monday, April 11, 3 p.m. EDT