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

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.

I learned yesterday that Netgear is bailing out of the Prosecure product line at the end of 2016.  I'm going to be looking for an alternative Unified Threat Management device to recommend to my clients.  I'll update the blog when I arrive at a solid recommendation.

This is the official statement on the Netgear website:

NETGEAR Inc. will exit from the ProSECURE business on January 1, 2017. To complete the full exit from the business, NETGEAR Inc. will no longer provide ProSECURE software support or subscription updates for any ProSECURE devices after December 31, 2016

NETGEAR Inc. will continue to honor valid warranty claims for all ProSECURE devices purchased from an authorized reseller. Click here for more details on NETGEAR Warranty.

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

This is my first blog entry, not coincidentally on setting up a website using Joomla! 3. I would first like to recommend the website Lynda.com, and in particular the course called "Joomla! 3 Essential Training" by Jen Kramer. This tutorial was made with an early version of Joomla! 3 so it's slightly dated at this point, but still gives you a tremendous leg up. The course is listed at 9 hours 41 minutes, but you should triple that. It's a little like drinking from a fire hose, so you'll need to pause and rewind frequently.