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Busting the Myths of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance - 2019 Seminar Series

The Business Guides | CPAs and Advisors for Business Owners

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

Busting the Myths of Employer-Sponsored Health...

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Seminar Seat Reservation   more info 22 Registrations Ended Free  

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"My company is too small to offer health insurance benefits." "Rates are lower if I'm part of a larger group." "My business has to sign up in the year-end open enrollment window."

These are just some of the common myths surrounding employer-sponsored health insurance plans that will be addressed by the experts from Kristin Manwaring Insurance, a locally owned, independent insurance agency. We'll review and dispel the misconceptions that often stop small business owners from exploring the health plan options available to them and their employees, whether they already have a health plan in place for their business or are curious about offering one.

Offering health insurance benefits is one way for employers to succeed in building a talented, stable workforce. Learn how the latest changes in health care law impact your insurance options, and explore creative solutions for offering an attractive employee benefit package. 

By popular demand, this seminar has been offered several years in a row. In 2019, we're focusing on the options for business entities with W-2 employees, which are very different than those without.


Small business owners with W-2 employees who are considering adding or switching health insurance coverage, for their own benefit or as an employee benefit.

Please note that this presentation is intended specifically for business entities with W-2 employees (including S-Corp. owners who receive W-2 wages).


Presenter Kristin Manwaring
Kristin Manwaring, President, Kristin Manwaring Insurance
~ Kristin has owned KMi since 2006. She is a licensed Life and Disability Agent specializing in employee benefits for small and large employers and is a certified producer with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. "My passion is working with employers in creating benefit offerings for their employees, and I am committed to supporting and educating our community," she says.

Presenter Jennifer Jenkins
Jennifer Jenkins, Agency Administrator, Kristin Manwaring Insurance
~ Jennifer joined KMi in 2011. She is a licensed Life and Disability Agent specializing in employee benefits for small and large employers and is a certified producer with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. "I strive to provide each client with the employee benefit programs that best help them attain their business goals," she says.

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Kristin Manwaring Insurance
 (KMi) is an independent insurance agency based in Port Townsend specializing in employee benefits, Medicare, life, long term care and disability insurance for personal or business needs.


  • "Good info and updates, especially since things are changing so much. Should do this every year." (And we do!)

  • "Well organized and easy to follow. Speakers were knowledgeable and friendly."

  • "Touched on all subjects of my interest."

  • "Extremely informative. Apparent that if I had a question it would be answered satisfactorily."

  • "Difficult, complex topic indeed. Thanks for being brave enough to address it!"


How many people from my business may attend?

You may reserve up to two seats when you register. Seating is limited to 30 participants for these free seminars, so we respectfully request that you register a maximum of two people associated with your business, such as yourself and your spouse, or yourself and a key employee. Employees are welcome to attend without the business owner.

Use the drop-down menu toward the top of this page to choose the quantity of seats you wish to reserve (1 or 2), and click on the green REGISTER button to continue. Once you continue past this page, you can't edit the number of seats. You may cancel out and try again, or simply register separately for your business's second attendee.

Will I get a reminder email about this event?

Yes, at the email you used when registering. You will receive a confirmation email immediately, and a reminder email in the days before the event. Please share with the additional person you registered, if applicable. We recommend you add the event to your calendar.

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Yes, and it's easy to create your free account as part of the registration process. We use Eventbrite online registration software for your convenience and ours.

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Can I edit my information after registering?

Yes, you may log onto your Eventbrite account (see previous FAQ) and edit your order information on the Tickets page anytime up until the day of the event. You may update the information on your order (like name, email address, additional attendee, or answers to the organizer's questions), or you may cancel the order to free up your seat (see next FAQ).

What if I can't attend after registering?

If your plans change, and you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we may offer your seat to someone on the waiting list. You may cancel your order on the Tickets page by logging into Eventbrite (see above FAQ). Or you may contact The Business Guides directly (see next FAQ).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Marketing & Education Coordinator Shelly Randall can be reached at or by phoning (360) 385-6961, ext. 7.

Have questions about Busting the Myths of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance - 2019 Seminar Series? Contact The Business Guides | CPAs and Advisors for Business Owners

When & Where

The Business Guides
1005 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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The Business Guides | CPAs and Advisors for Business Owners

We guide business owners to financial freedom.

At The Business Guides, we offer CPA-guided financial services exclusively for small business owners, including tax planning and preparation. We are small business experts, certified to guide owners in all aspects of business from start-up to business sale and retirement.

As part of our commitment to helping small businesses (and their owners) prosper, we offer complimentary business owner education both for our clients and for the public.

Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified as soon as our annual Small Business Seminar Series is announced, so you may register before the free classes fill.

We serve small businesses and their owners in Jefferson County and throughout Washington State. Schedule a complimentary consultation to see if we're a good fit to guide your business by calling (360) 385-6961.

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