Monday, June 20, 2011

Small Business Health Insurance Tax Breaks Available

The Frederick County Health Department and Frederick Board of County Commissioners will hold a press conference to make small business owners aware of new tax breaks. The conference will be held Wednesday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, located at 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Md.

Board President Blaine Young said, “We promised the voters that our board would be pro-business and do everything possible to promote a business-friendly environment in Frederick County. The board’s strategic plan includes a goal of improved predictability for businesses. Informing the business community of opportunities such as health insurance tax credits will enable small business to better predict and respond to rising health insurance costs. These tax breaks are applicable to businesses with less than 25 employees whose average salaries are less than $50,000 per year.”

At the event, the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Maryland will announce a print ad running in the local newspaper to inform small businesses about these tax creditsFor additional information, visit

“Maryland small businesses are the engines for job growth in our state, but year after year they are being overburdened by the skyrocketing cost of health insurance,” said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. “These tax credits are just one of the many ways health care reform will help Maryland businesses access more affordable coverage for their employees, and we are fully committed to ensuring small businesses have the information they need to maximize every advantage that the Affordable Care Act provides.”

The press conference will be broadcast live on FCG TV, cable channel 19, and on the Frederick County Government webcasting page,

For additional information, contact Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative at 410-235-9000 or text HEALTH to 877877.