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For the fourth year in a row, Federal Express, Office Depot, and Dell were viewed most favorably as suppliers in a survey of 4,000+ by small business managers completed by this publication.
HSA Qualified Health Plans work by coupling a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (Q-HDHP) with a Tax Advantaged Health Savings Account. The funds deposited to the HSA can be utilized to pay for Qualified Medical Expenses on a tax-free basis and balances roll over from year to year.
At first blush, Americans like President Bush's proposal to radically change the healthcare insurance landscape.
While small companies are shoring up their cash position, they are opening up their wallets for more advertising and public relations, according to a poll of more than 3,000 small business managers.
An increasingly common attack program by vicious hackers aimed at infecting the computers of small businesses reached a crescendo when the Better Business Bureau was used as a Trojan Horse.
A continued focus in the CDH environment is on accountability in healthcare and making sure consumers are getting the best possible services for the money they pay.  As part of this accountability, a group that has monitored health maintenance organizations for a decade is seeking to rein in preferred provider networks and the 150 million Americans they serve.
These are lean times for many union pensions and their troubles are starting to affect many small businesses.
President Bush will propose a tax deduction of $7,500 for individuals and $15,000 for families regardless of whether they buy their own health insurance or receive medical coverage at work, according to published sources.

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