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Nancy-Care: Making Insurance More Affordable for Small Businesses

Nancy Clark is the owner of Glen Group, a small advertising and marketing agency in North Conway, New Hampshire, which serves people from across the state. As a small business owner, Nancy is mindful of her business’ expenses, and has had to cut back where she could. But one thing that Nancy tells us she never considered cutting was the health insurance she offers to her employees.

 

“My personal philosophy is health care is a right and it should be affordable,” Nancy says. “So here as a very small business owner, I will always offer the mechanism by which people can have access to health care.” 

The small business tax credit provided by the Affordable Care Act was important to Nancy’s company. For 2010 and 2011, the credit helped with Glen Group’s bottom line. And now that the economy and Nancy’s business are getting stronger, she says: “My hope is that in 2012 we will … take that tax credit and I would like to use it to pay down deductibles or even to pay … one co-pay or two co-pays.”

Nancy first heard about the Affordable Care Act tax credit from her accountant. Her message to other small businesses: “If you’re not aware of it, I would say absolutely ask your accountant because every tax credit is meaningful.”

“The Affordable Care Act from a small business perspective to me is a step in the right direction, and I’m delighted by that,” Nancy tells us. “The health care law matters. It makes a difference in my life.” And in the lives of her employees.


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