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Health care and health insurance resources

Health insurance is usually confusing and almost always expensive. Here are some sources that might reduce the confusion and, possibly, cut the cost:

www.healthcare.gov: Federal government web site with key information on health insurance and the Affordable Care Act

www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses: information on health insurance options for small business related to the Affordable Care Act.

www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses/employers: Information of the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP.

www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act: Internal Revenue Service information on tax resources involving health insurance for individuals and businesses.

www.irs.gov/uac/small-business-health-care-tax-credit-for-small-employers: IRS guidance for tax credits for businesses with fewer 25 employees and that provide health coverage for their employees.

www.sba.gov/managing-business: Information from the U.S. Small Business Administration on health care.

www.nahu.org/consumer/findagent.cfm: The National Association of Health Underwriters' online search engine for locating agents by state and area of practice.

kff.org The nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation offers analysis and information on health insurance and health care in general.

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