Business & Real Estate

Spanish-language website aims to help California Latino businesses navigate health care law

To help Latino business owners and employees comply with the federal Affordable Care Act, the California Endowment and its business partners have launched a new Spanish-language website.

“It is essential that employers understand the health care law to take full advantage of its benefits and incentives, including tax credits that can make it easier for businesses to provide coverage to employees,” Alice Perez, president and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, said in a statement. “Language barriers continue to keep many Latinos from enrolling.”

The online tool is a Spanish-language version of the Health Law Guide for Business site, which was created to help California employers comply with the new federal health care law. It’s sponsored by a number of prominent statewide business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce. The new Spanish-only site,, includes details on the federal health care law, plus information on documents required to apply for health insurance and the impact of immigration status on eligibility.