This is a video presentation of the Passport ACA program, featuring maintenance and setup, reporting and forms generation examples.


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A Brief History

I came to the conclusion several years ago that my customers needed a better way to protect their computer systems from external threats, something over and above what a combination of a stateful packet firewall and good anti-virus program could offer.

After investigating products from network vendors that I was currently using, and came across Unified Threat Management devices. UTMs are a product category all their own. This is a list of the expected capabilities of a UTM.

Notice: Because of a temporary website problem, this is a repost of an earlier blog, and may differ slightly from the original text.

I may have been slightly negligent, but I’ve been meaning to write about the Affordable Care Act and have not because I couldn’t decide on a direction to take. I could write a lot about the #ACA, entirely avoiding the political aspects, and while I’m still a novice I have good, knowledgeable people to lean on.

We sell programs from Passport Software to help you capture information and submit the new forms the IRS is requiring. Contact us right away if you need help.

If you’re an employer, you must offer insurance to full time employees and report this effort to the IRS. You probably must report if you are in any of the following categories.

  • Your company self insures. Note that there is no minimum requirement of fifty employees, you must participate and file reports no matter how many employees you have.

  • Your company has fifty or more full time equivalent (FTE) employees. There are some exclusions from this rule. A company owner and his stockholders are not counted. Employees who are receiving TriCare or VA benefits are not counted. This is something that must be determined on a case-by-case basis. See my previous blog entry for more information. Getting Started With the Affordable Care Act

This has been a hell of a ride.  I've been working sporadically on learning Joomla! 3, with a lot more intensity over the past few weeks. I finally finished at least the rough version of a site which I thought was presentable enough to put up on the Internet. There will be a lot more additions and tweaks as time goes on.

I had decided, based on nearly everything I've read, to abandon GoDaddy as a host. As far as Joomla! goes, almost every review of hosting sites placed two hosts at the top of the heap, SiteGround and BlueHost. So I flipped a coin and picked SiteGround, because the features they offer are perhaps slightly better. As soon