SBDC to co-host free informational webinar on healthcare reform and new insurance marketplace

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network and Small Business Majority will co-host an interactive webinar with small business owners and journalists on Mon., Sept. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. The webinar will discuss Colorado's health insurance marketplace, which is opening for business on Tues., Oct. 1, 2013, as well as outline what small businesses can expect from these marketplaces and what they mean for small businesses looking for more affordable health insurance options.

Small business owners in Colorado can purchase coverage through Connect for Health Colorado on Oct. 1, and coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2014. This online portal will allow small businesses to pool their buying power, giving them the kind of purchasing power large companies currently enjoy.

The Colorado SBDC Network will have a team of certified Health Coverage Guides available across the state to meet with small business owners to assist them in navigating the new marketplace.

WHO: Tim Gaudette, Colorado Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority
Kelly Manning, State Director of the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network

WHAT: Interactive webinar discussing the state's new health insurance marketplace Connect for Health Colorado, which opens for business on Oct. 1, along with other provisions of the law most important for small firms

WHEN: Mon., Sept. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m.

REGISTER HERE: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/767kjsjyeqrd&eom

The interactive call is open to the media and will discuss provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including Colorado's health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, which is set to begin open enrollment on Oct. 1 and offer coverage on Jan. 1, 2014.