Links to Third-Party Sites

Here are some additional resources on health care, benefits, and other relevant topics:

  • This federal government website to find out how the Affordable Care Act affects you. Visit the site.

United States Department of Labor: Health Plans and Benefits

  • Includes fact sheets, regulations, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) information.
    Visit the site.

Internal Revenue Service

  • IRS Publication 969 on Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. Download the PDF.

  • IRS Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefits, which includes information on cafeteria plans, health savings accounts, and much more. Visit the site.

  • IRS Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers: Guidance on how the credit may impact you, eligibility, and how to claim it. Visit the site.

California Department of Managed Care

California Department of Public Health

  • Offers workplace health and safety resources, which includes Worker's Compensation information and assorted forms. Visit the site.

US Department of Health and Human Services

  • Covers health information privacy, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and patient safety rules. Visit the site.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthier Worksite Initiative

  • A resource for wellness and health promotion programs. Visit the site.

National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • An organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. Visit the site.

California Healthcare Foundation

  • A philanthropy that supports ideas and innovations to improve health care for all Californians. Find research on healthcare costs, health benefits, and many other topics. Visit the site.

The Blue Shield Small Business Tax Credit Calculator

  • Helps you calculate your potential health coverage savings. Visit the site.

Small Business Majority Health Insurance Buying Guide

  • Resource for California small business owners and their advisors about offering health insurance to employees.
    Visit the site.

Blue Shield of California – Make Care Affordable

  • Helps you better understand what's driving higher healthcare premiums and what Blue Shield of California is doing to make care affordable for all Californians – including you. Visit the site.

Blue Shield of California – Health Reform for Employers

  • Find useful information and tools for small businesses and large employer groups to educate you and your employees on health reform. Visit the site.

Health Law Guide for Business

  • A group of California business organizations launched this website to help business operators understand the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The site is designed to help business owners navigate the 2,409 pages of the healthcare law. The act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Visit the site.


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