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  • Morning Money (Politico)

    Oct 09, 2013

    FIRST LOOK: SMALLEST BUSINESSES UNDECIDED ON OBAMACARE — Per release out later this morning: “The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released new data from a national survey of its membership showing that more than half (54 percent) of the 476 respondents haven’t decided if they will purchase health care on the Exchanges.

  • With a day left, most self-employed in the dark on health exchanges (Market Watch)

    Sep 30, 2013

    A day before the Obamacare health exchanges go online, more than half of those who work for themselves aren’t sure whether they’ll use them to purchase medical coverage, according to a survey from the National Association of the Self-Employed.

  • Explaining Obamacare Subsidies for the Self-Employed

    Sep 26, 2013

    Question: In signing up for insurance on an Obamacare exchange, what happens if I underestimate my self-employed income for 2014? I make between negative and $50,000 per year, so my income varies widely. Will there be a fine? What if I overestimate—will I take the subsidies off my tax amount?

  • How to start a small business with smarts (USA Today)

    Sep 23, 2013

    There is no single recipe for how to create a financially sound small business. Some founders make their money off a few big clients. Some have many customers. There are those who use credit cards and personal savings for working capital. Others seek investor money through crowdfunding websites.

  • What You Need to Know About Being Self-Employed (Fox Business)

    Sep 17, 2013

    Finding a full-time job in the current anemic job market still remains a challenge, so many are creating their own positions and becoming their own boss. A new report finds 17 million Americans now identify themselves as self-employed, freelancers, temps and other “independent workers.”

  • California businesses work to adapt to health care law (The Modesto Bee & The Fresno Bee)

    Sep 17, 2013

    Neil Crosby, director of sales for Warner Pacific Insurance Services, had surpassed 500 when he lost track of the number of presentations he has given on the new federal health care law.

  • California Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law (Rocklin and Roseville Today)

    Aug 27, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation's new health care system quickly approaching, 3,432,359 small businesses across the state of California are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year.

  • NASE guide designed to help Arizona small businesses with looming Obamacare (Phoenix Business Journal)

    Aug 20, 2013

    As the Oct. 1 open enrollment date looms for the Small Business Health Options Program under the Affordable Care Act, most small business owners in Arizona have no idea what to expect.

  • Out-of-pocket limits delayed in health law (Business Record)

    Aug 20, 2013

    In another setback for President Obama's health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a provision in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care, The New York Times reported.


    Aug 20, 2013

    This week: Small Business Competitions There are no easy roads for entrepreneurs. All victories are won through sweat equity, long nights, and from cutting-edge ideas executed with perfect timing. While this is true, there is help for small businesses who are intent on using technology to innovate within their industry.

  • Subsidies try to steer small business to Obamacare (New Orleans City Business)

    Aug 13, 2013

    Businesses with 25 or fewer full-time employees are exempt from the Affordable Care Act and won’t have to provide health coverage for their employees, but they can still take advantage of a tax credit to cover a sizeable portion of their employees’ premiums if they take part in Obamacare.

  • Contractors say they know new health plan "Obamacare" (La Opinion)

    Aug 05, 2013

    José Alberto Interiano know that will soon be forced to buy health insurance, but like most of the 22 million small businesses and contractors nationwide, he does not know how to register or how much money it will cost. "I know very little about health plans.'ve Been following the discussions in Washington and even they agree ... they say that we will be required to buy health insurance, but do not tell us how much it will cost or where buy it, "said Interiano.

  • NASE Talks Tax and Health Care Reform on CSPAN Washington Journal

    Jul 23, 2013

    NASE's Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra was featured on CSPAN's Washington Journal talking about tax and health care reform. As the October 1, 2013 approaches, the self-employed still have remaining questions regarding the impact of health care on them, their families, and bottom line.

  • NASE Mentioned in Senator Udall's Press Release

    Jul 18, 2013

    U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced two bills to help New Mexico small businesses grow in the tough economy and continue to create jobs. The bills, the Helping Our Middle Class Entrepreneurs (HOME) Act and the Expanding Opportunities for Main Street Act, are the result of Udall’s conversations with small business owners across New Mexico about ways the federal government can streamline contracting and reduce unnecessary red tape.

  • Questions and answers for firms facing (a delayed) Obamacare (Market Watch)

    Jul 09, 2013

    A study from company consultant Mercer shows that despite delays in implementing employer mandates as part of President Obama’s health-care overhaul, many employers still plan to add workers on to the rolls of the insured in 2014. And even if many decided to delay that action by a year, costs will still rise per company by roughly 2% to 3%.