Monday, August 26, 2013

Cost of Owning a Car/ Affordable Care ACt/ Unemployment Insurance/ Join SB Cal

Bankrate has just put out a report of the cost of car ownership in all 50 states. The most expensive state was Georgia where car ownership is $4233  and the least expensive was Oregon at $2204 The average was $3201 and California was the second most expensive at $3966. For all states go to

Oct 1 Covered California will be up and begin  running. The Individual mandate will be effective Jan 1 2014. If you are not currently providing insurance are you going to do anything to help your employees find out what their options are? If you provide insurance are you going to do anything to help employees meet the requirements of coverage for dependents. I  think there is a role here for your insurance broker.  Has your broker kept you informed about the Affordable Care Act? I would appreciate your thoughts.

I have written about the  Governor introducing legislation to eliminate California’s  debt to the Federal government for unemployment insurance  and to build a reserve for  unemployment  insurance.. It is getting close to the close of session and no legislation has been introduced. Small Business California will let you know but expect rates  to be raised and  the current cap to be  raised from around $7000 to $12000 in the coming years.

I hope you find these emails helpful. If you are not already a member of Small Business California I hope you will consider joining. Not only do we provide valuable information via these emails but we are constantly representing  you in Sacramento and Washington. We have made a difference. Lori Kammerer  our  director of governmental affairs  and I speak for you at numerous legislative committee meetings and we have developed great relationship with legislators and their staff. We also have developed great relationships with media around the state.

The cost is minimal. It is $150 for businesses with less than $1 million in receipts and $300 for those with receipts over $1 million. Please help us help you.

You can sign up online   or we can invoice you if you respond by return email.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116

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