March 27, 2013 09:00 ET

Sage Takes the Guesswork Out of How PPACA Will Affect Its Customers

Healthcare Reform Resource Provides Businesses With the Information They Need to Stay Compliant

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2013) - Sage North America today announced the launch of its Healthcare Reform resource, providing businesses with the latest information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or PPACA) and steps they must take to stay compliant.

Sage has a variety of resources available on PPACA, including the "Health Care Reform 2013 Compliance Checklist," the "Health Care Reform What to Expect in 2013-2014" guide, fact sheets and white papers. These resources are designed to help customers understand what to expect and how to integrate the changes into their business planning for 2013, 2014 and beyond.

"The implications are immense and probably overwhelming for many businesses, but you can count on Sage to be your trusted advisor with regard to the Health Care Reform initiative," said Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of Sage Employer Solutions. "We want our customers to feel comfortable, knowing that Sage is committed to delivering quarterly updates to our Sage HRMS and Sage HRMS Payroll software and supporting them to stay compliant at all times, so they can focus on other aspects of running their business."

Sage offers additional content on PPACA through the Sage Employer Resources portal. Sage Employer Resources offers access to thousands of pages of employee benefits and human resources-related content in an easy-to-navigate, time-saving format. It includes state and federal COBRA information and covers topics such as interviewing, hiring, benefits, performance reviews and termination. It also features hundreds of downloads, including a sample employee handbook, state and federal posters, and a variety of forms, policies and checklists.

The Sage team of compliance experts will continue to provide resources to keep business owners and HR managers informed and enable them to be proactive. Most information will be free while some in-depth training and libraries will be made available for a nominal fee. For more information about the Healthcare Reform resource, visit

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