Seminar walks businesses through healthcare options

Health Help Mississippi, in conjunction with Winston County Public Library, will host a free event on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 on Mississippi’s new health insurance marketplace for small businesses—One, Mississippi—and how it impacts small employers.
“We believe it’s important for small business owners to learn more about the healthcare law, Mississippi’s new marketplace and how it all affects them,” said Lateshia Butler of Health Help Mississippi. “These events are a great way for small businesses to get the information they need to take advantage of and comply with key provisions of the healthcare law.
The free event, which is open to all small business owners, will feature Health Help’s Regional Program Manager, Lateshia Butler, who will discuss the topics most relevant to small businesses, including small business tax credits. Butler will also provide detailed information on One, Mississippi—the state’s online marketplace where small business owners can pool their buying power to help drive down insurance costs. Butler will explain how the

marketplace functions and how small employers can enroll.
A question and answer period will follow the discussion.
“Access to the new health insurance marketplace will provide new options for many entrepreneurs to obtain health insurance for themselves and their employees. This marketplace will allow small employers to pool their buying power, which can rein in costs and help them better afford health insurance,” said Butler. “This event will inform small business owners about how the marketplaces and the Affordable Care Act’s other business-friendly provisions can benefit them.”
The event will take place on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Winston County Public Library, Louisville, MS. For more information, please contact Health Help Mississippi at 662-615-6060.
Health Help Mississippi (HHM) is a not-for-profit consumer assistance program committed to providing support, resources and health education to individuals and families navigating the health care process. Individuals and families who need assistance can call the statewide toll-free number, 1-877-314-3843, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or visit healthhelpms.org for more information.