- Quotes from local experts
“You all understand the train has left the station, and it is going to happen.”
— Consultant Dave Fear, about the new health care plan
“It will take several years to get it where it needs to be.”
— Liz Bokisch, owner of Bokisch Vineyards
“It's totally mind-boggling.”
— Tim Bertsch, Lodi financial representative, Northwestern Mutual Life, Lodi
“Business owners need to do their own research and not get it from talk radio.”
— Joe Cataldo, Lodi-area farmer who works with an exporter
- Some key terms
Full-time employee: Anyone working 30 hours a week or more.
Part-time employee: Anyone who works fewer than 1,560 hours during a particular year.
Seasonal employee —Anyone who works extra hours during busy times, such as harvest time for farmers and the Christmas season for retail stores. These are employees who work less than 120 days, or 720 hours.
FPL: Federal poverty level.
- More information
MCV Insurance Producers in Lodi, 209-334-4242 or www.mcvins.com.
Covered California, www.coveredca.com.
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am
Did you know that health insurance premiums for individuals under 40 years of age will increase by an estimated 75 percent next year?
Or that a federal excise tax of $500 for the first year and increasing amounts will be charged for fully insured plans? It will be like paying an excise tax on your tires.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am.