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      Employers preparing for Affordable Care Act

      Local employers are getting the lowdown on the Affordable Care Act changes that will soon be impacting them.

      They packed the Amarillo College Downtown Campus auditorium Friday morning to hear a presentation by NC&W Insurance.

      Misty Baker of Independent Insurance Agents of Texas pointed out significant changes employers will need to address before the first of next year.

      Many of those changes are complicated.?? She says, "I think anytime you have a program that has 100,000 moving parts, you really try to simplify.?? But you end up with change that sometimes hurts and confuses in the beginning.

      Although the new system is complicated now, with many unknowns, insurance representatives do see stability ahead.

      Baker says, "I would expect to see some market stability in about three years."