NASE Advocacy Efforts

Know Your Self-Employed Rights

Through NASE, the self-employed and micro-businesses have a powerful voice representing their interests. NASE has a strong track record of advocating for its Members on Capitol Hill.

  • NASE Joins WE Decide 2016 Campign

    Mar 02, 2016

    NASE has joined the WE Decided 2016 campaign, with a goal of engaging 100,000 women business owners in the 2016 election.

  • NASE Op-Ed Published in Delaware & Nevada Newspapers

    Mar 02, 2016

    Two newspapers accepted and published an NASE op-ed on the importance of small businesses having access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The NASE has been leading the charge for legislative action to reverse an IRS interpretation of how HRAs can be utilized under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nearly 200 Trade Associations Support HRA Legislation

    Mar 02, 2016

    On Tuesday, March 2, 2016, nearly 200 trade associations, including the NASE, sent a letter to Senate and House congressional champions, in support of the "Small Business Healthcare Relief Act" (S.1697/H.R. 2911).

  • NASE Supports Nomination of SBA Chief Counsel for Advocacy

    Dec 08, 2015

    The NASE in a coalition letter to Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship in support of Darryl L. DePriest’s nomination to serve as Chief Counsel for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy).

  • HRA Coalition Urges Congressional Leaders to Take Action

    Dec 04, 2015

    In a letter to Senate and House leadership, members of an HRA coalition that has been led by the National Association for the Self-Employed, implored leaders to take action on the "Small Business Healthcare Relief Act" (H.R. 2911/S. 1697) prior to the conclusion of the first session of the 114th Congress.

  • NASE Op-Ed: Ensuring the Healthcare System Works for All

    Aug 12, 2015

    The United States Supreme Court’s recent, historic decision in King v. Burwell, upholding the right of federal premium assistance, guaranteed millions of Americans the right to keep their healthcare. Last month’s ruling, along with the previous 2012 Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, was a profound victory for the ideal that healthcare should be a right of all Americans – rich or poor, individual or small business owner. These decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court mark the existence – and importance -- of the nation’s new healthcare system by keeping the law in tact and establishing a precedent for future debates regarding healthcare in America.

  • Senator Vitter Introduces Health Care Deduction Bill for SE

    Jul 29, 2015

    Senator Vitter, Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, introduced a huge package of tax deductions for small businesses, including the full deductibility of health insurance for the self-employed.

  • Bi-Partisan, Bicameral HRA Legislation Introduced, Finally

    Jul 15, 2015

    Leaders in the Senate and House introduced bi-partisan legislation that would allow for small business, 49 or less employees, to provide for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) as a means to financially support their employees in the purchase of health insurance and/or other qualified medical expenses.

  • NASE Supports the Use of Payroll Cards in Letter to CFPB

    Mar 25, 2015

    The NASE in conjunction with several organizations communicated its support of payroll cards in a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Bureau recently released a proposal regarding prepaid accounts in an effort to protect employees from bas practices.

  • NASE Enthusiastically Supports HRA Legislation

    Dec 15, 2014

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to provide enthusiastic support for H.R. 5860, Small Business Healthcare Relief Act of 2014, which would allow for standalone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for small employers (with 49 employees or less). The bill was introduced by Representatives Boustany (R-LA) and Thompson (D-CA).