FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu May 23, 2013 02:58 PM CDT

Attention agricultural employers: Mandatory health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) won't start until January 2014, but government requirements already are in play to get you and your employees ready for this monumental and potentially mind-boggling event. The National Council of Agricultural Employers calls ACA the biggest deal in health care since Medicare and Medicaid were created in the 1960s, but this bill is designed to impact everyone -- whether you hire one employee or more than 50, or are simply a self-employed operator who buys insurance on your own.

Important features to follow in 2013 will be:

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