Business owners learn about new healthcare law

By Matt Porter

December 5, 2013 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York state's Small Business Development Center held a forum with SUNY BEST to clear up misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act's effect on small businesses.

The SUNY Business Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier brought in experts to explain the business side the new healthcare law.

Regional director for the small business development center Rochelle Layman said there were a number of issues small business owners didn't know.

"That every small business has to offer their employees insurance," Layman said. "Whereas if you have 50 or less full-time equivalent employees you don't have to offer health insurance."

The state small business development center is located at Binghamton University.

It provides navigator services for businesses and individuals that need help to sign up through the new health exchanges.

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