Despite the tea party's best efforts, the Affordable Care Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, requiring all Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a fine.
The Nolloth Thompson Agency, a family-owned-and-operated business since 2001, primarily deals with health insurance benefits.
"We try to help businesses in the area attain benefits at a cheaper cost," said Scott Nuccio, the broker account manager. "That is pretty much our goal - to save local businesses on their health care."
Nuccio said the Nolloth Thompson Agency helps find the business' health plan, shop for their health plan and meet with groups typically under 25 people. They go over plans available on the market today. After helping businesses enroll in the paperwork process, they do all the paperwork and submit it to health insurance companies for them.
"We do meetings with all the employees, the employers, managers, whoever you are, to explain benefits and answer any questions," he said. "Also, we can help them set up other benefits offered to them like vision, dental, Aflac is a real big one these days - you know, stuff like that."
Nolloth Thompson Agency Inc. not only helps small business, but they also specialize in Medicare, individual health insurance and group insurance.
"The big thing is they are going to need to know there are ways that they can obtain health insurance at an affordable cost," he said. "New York is going to give subsidies to low income people, low income families to get health insurance. Again, if they do not get it, they will get fined. They can go through the New York State Market Place, it's called the New York State of Health. That is their benefit exchange for individuals."
Clients of the Nolloth Thompson Agency do not get billed for the services rendered to them. Nolloth Thompson Agency also goes to their clients' place of business instead of requiring their clients come to them.
The Nolloth Thompson Agency can be found at 513 W. Third St. Their office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.