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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Dec 10, 2014
The NASE along with the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, National Association for Home Builders, and the National Federation of Independent Business, asked congressional leaders to consider including language championed by Congressman Blackburn (R-TN) that would "prohibit the application of certain health insurance market requirements (no lifetime or annual limits and coverage of preventive health services) for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and similar accounts used by a small employer in 2015."
Oct 28, 2014
With a week to go before this year’s 2014 midterm elections, a new, flash survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, shows women entrepreneurs engaged and looking for candidates who support the small business community.
Jun 02, 2014
On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the NASE along with American Independent Business Coalition, Council on Affordable Health Coverage, and Southern Consumers Alliance, sent a letter to the District of Columbia City Council expressing disappointment council's unanimous support PR20-0744 – Health Benefit Exchange Authority Financial Sustainability Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2014 on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Mar 12, 2014
Established in 2002, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) or Health Reimbursement Accounts are employer-funded, tax-advantaged employer health benefit plans that reimburse employees for out-of-pocket medical expenses and individual health insurance premiums. Health Reimbursement Accounts are funded solely by the employer, and cannot be funded through employee salary deductions.
Mar 05, 2014
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, NASE Member Charlie Arnold provided testimony to the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce on a hearing titled "Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?"