With rules on small business Obamacare health coverage creating ongoing confusion, the Community Economic Development Fund is hosting a free presentation next week for small business owners on the Affordable Care Act.

The meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at 965 East Main St. in Meriden. Reservations are required, by calling 203-235-2333. A representative from Access Health CT, Connecticut's online exchange for Obamacare health plans, is the featured speaker.

In addition to selling individual health plans, Access Health CT also offers small-group plans available to businesses. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services delayed implementation of the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, Connecticut's health exchange offered health plans to businesses with 50 or fewer employees during the 2013-2014 enrollment period — though with not many takers.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, HealthyCT and UnitedHealthcare are all offering small group plans through Access Health CT when enrollment begins in the fall for 2015 coverage.

Matthew Sturdevant