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Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums for 2014

Posted 2:57 PM by
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released “Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums for 2014.” Indiana plans are expected to cost from just under $100 per month for a single adult (catastrophic plan) to almost $1,000 for a family of four. It is estimated that on average, Americans will pay $328 monthly for a mid-tier health insurance plan (without subsidies which might apply).
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The Unique Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Unit Franchising

Posted 7:38 PM by
The challenges of operating multiple restaurant locations are very different than operating a single store. After interviewing multi-unit franchisees across the country, Jason Daley of Entrepreneur magazine, presents six keys for growing and managing a franchise empire.
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Are You Taking Advantage of the Special Rules for Food Donations?

Posted 3:36 AM by
If you are looking for ways to improve the net cash generated by your restaurant, take a closer look at the special rules for calculating the deduction for donated food. You are entitled to an enhanced tax deduction if you donate food to an organization qualifying under Section 501 and meet the following conditions.
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Employer Notices Regarding Health Care Exchange Due Oct. 1, 2013

Posted 6:33 PM by
While the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, most of the other provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ObamaCare) are still on target to take effect as originally proposed. One important deadline is the Oct. 1, 2013 notice requirement created by Section 1512 of the PPACA.
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Indiana Manufacturers are Exporting at Record Levels

Posted 9:17 PM by
In a recent study by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, it was determined that Indiana manufacturers are exporting at record levels. Indiana exports reached $34.4 billion during 2012, which is a record level for the state. Exports grew by 6.6% in 2012, which exceeds the level of growth for both the Midwest and the nation.
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LIFO: Will It Stay or Go?

Posted 7:58 PM by
Among the top revenue raising topics included in the current budget proposal is the repeal of the LIFO method. Though this is not the first time the LIFO repeal has been included in a proposed budget, some are worrying that it may just pass this time. This could be a nightmare for some manufacturing companies.
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Healthcare Reform Update: Employer Mandate, Consumer Assistance and Premium Assistance Credit

Posted 6:15 PM by
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2013-45 formalizing the one-year delay of the mandate that applicable large employers must offer adequate health coverage to their full-time employees and the information reporting required under IRC Sec. 6055 and 6056.
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Will the Minimum Wage Change?

Posted 4:33 AM by
President Obama recently called for the hourly minimum wage to increase from $7.25 to $9. Although Congress has acknowledged the need to review this issue, they have yet to hold a hearing this year to discuss it. And due to other pressing matters – immigration reform, the farm bill and the continuing budget resolution – a vote on minimum wage will likely not happen in the near future.
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Stark Violators Can Self-Report to Minimize Penalties

Posted 5:00 PM by
In 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted a Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol authorizing all healthcare companies in violation of the Stark Law to self-report their own wrongdoing in order to minimize the financial risk of violating the Stark regulations. So far, the settlement amounts have proven to save these healthcare companies substantial sums of money.
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Should Your Practice Be Utilizing Social Media?

Posted 9:36 PM by
Five years ago, Twitter was only a sparingly used word. Now it has become one of the largest players in a phenomenon known as social media. With millions of users, platforms like Twitter and Facebook are becoming the best way to communicate with a mass audience. 
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