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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 1:07pm

Businesses Get Help On Health Care

Georgia State University has a new way for small businesses to calculate their benefits under health reform.

It’s called the “50-State Health Reform Calculator for Small Businesses.”

The tool is designed to help small employers, including nonprofits, determine if they’re eligible for tax subsidies.

And, if they are, how much they could receive.

Director of Georgia State’s Institute of Health Administration, Bill Custer, says business owners need help understanding health reform law.

“There is a definite hunger for knowledge," Custer says. "There’s a whole lot been printed that is confusing to them, and they just want to know what’s in the law. And this gives them at least a first blush estimate of what that credit would be worth to them.”

Small businesses must have fewer than 25 full time employees making less than $50,000 a year to qualify for the credits.