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Zen Chu

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Joseph Doyle

Joseph Doyle

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 452-3761, jjdoyle@mit.edu

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Applied economics; Data analytics; Econometrics; Economics; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Medicaid; Medical decision making; Medicare; Medicine; Microeconomics; Obamacare

Deborah Lucas

Deborah Lucas

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance

Department: Director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy

Contact: (617) 715-4816, dlucas@mit.edu

Expertise: Fannie Mae; federal budget; federal credit programs; Fiscal policies; Freddie Mac; Governmental financial institutions; Retirement finance; Social Security; student loans

Stewart Myers

Stewart Myers

Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Financial Economics

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-6696, scmyers@mit.edu

Expertise: Banking; Corporate finance; Finance; Insurance; Pharmaceuticals

JoAnne Yates

JoAnne Yates

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Managerial Communication and Work and Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-7157, jyates@mit.edu

Expertise: Blackberry; Changing work environments; Electronic communication; Electronic media; Electronic media; Email; Global standards; Internet; Organizational communication; Organizational studies; Virtual teams and organizations

How Obamacare inadvertently threatens the financial health of small businesses, and what states should do about it — Robert Pozen

From Forbes Starting in 2016, push comes to shove for small businesses under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. As of January 1, small businesses, broadly defined as firms with 50 to 100 full-time employees, must comply with the ACA’s employer mandate and provide qualified health insurance to their workers or face stiff penalties. But this requirement poses a big threat to the financial stability of small employers—and not for the reasons you might think. Obamacare includes a myriad of regulatory incentives and exemptions that define the parameters of the employer mandate. However, these have inadvertent consequences. Most important, exemptions in the ACA encourage small firms to self-finance their health care plans—that is, pay their workers’ health care bills directly, rather than covering them through a traditional insurance policy. Most large companies in America (above 3,000 employees) engage in self-funding, but that is done now by only about 16% of small companies of between … Read More »The post How Obamacare inadvertently threatens the financial health of small businesses, and what states should do about it — Robert Pozen appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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