Attention Small Business Owners in Rio Grande Valley!

No matter what time of the day it is, someone, somewhere, is talking about health care reform. There’s a reason why it’s such a hot topic and will continue to be in the future. The new health care reform affects a lot of people, small business owners included. Though a lot of attention is being paid to the new law, that doesn't always make it easier to understand. That's where we come in! If you own a small business, we want to make sure all your health care reform questions are answered. That’s why we’re partnering with Small Business Majority and the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to host two interactive presentations. We’ll help answer questions like:

  • Does a small business owner have to provide healthcare for their employees?
  • Who will qualify for tax credits?
  • What will this mean for my business’s bottom-line?

The event is FREE and sponsored by the McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. All the important info is below, and you can also download the event's flyer here. We look forward to seeing you and working together to create a well and healthy Texas!

Location: Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 3313 N. McColl Rd

McAllen, Texas 78501

Date:         Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Time:        9 am or 1 pm (both covering same material)

The FREE events, open to all small business owners and self- employed individuals, will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the topics of the new healthcare law that are most relevant to small businesses, their employees, and their dependents.

These include tax credits, the state’s work in preparing for a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange, wellness grants, cost containment, and changes on the horizon regarding employee and dependent healthcare benefits.  The sessions will also offer small business owners a chance to provide the panel with ideas and suggestions on how to proceed with implementing healthcare reform, especially as Texas prepares to embrace a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange and moves forward with implementation.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Small businesses are the foundation for the Texas economy and we must take “care” of our businesses and employees the best way possible!

For more information on these events, please contact the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by calling 956-928-0060 or emailing [email protected].

Written by Courtney Watson, Children Defense Fund