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 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).

  • NASE Asks For HRA Reprieve for 2015

    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."

  • Women Small Business Owners - 86% Definitely Voting in November 4th Elections

    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.

  • NASE Leads Association Letter Expressing Disappointment on D.C. Council Action

    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.

  • NASE Comments on Technical Guidance Issued on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

    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.

  • NASE Member Charlie Arnold Testifies on ACA Impact on the Self-Employed

    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?"

  • NASE Joins Small Business Groups to Support SBA Nomination

    Feb 12, 2014

    In advance of the February 12, 2014, confirmation hearing of Maria Contreras-Sweet to serve as Small Business Administration Administrator, the NASE joined several small business organizations in voicing strong support for her nomination.

  • NASE Comments on Crowdfunding Rules, Supports AEO Changes

    Feb 04, 2014

    On February 3, 2014, the National Association for the Self-Employed submitted a comment letter to the Securities and Exchanges Commission in support of recommendations made by the Association for Enterprise Opportunity to help finalize rules as it relates to Crowdfunding.

  • NASE Calls for Full Year of Open Enrollment & Delay of Individual Penalty

    Oct 30, 2013

    In a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, the National Association for the Self-Employed the the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, called on the U.S. Congress and the Administration to “immediately eliminate the open enrollment deadline and delay the individual mandate penalty for one-year.”

  • NASE Comments on Status of ACA Implementation

    Aug 02, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, respectfully submits this official statement for the record on the committee’s hearing relating to the status of the Affordable Care Act implementation held on Thursday, August 1, 2013. For the 22 million self-employed Americans, making up 78% of all small business in the United States, we appreciate the opportunity to contribute our voice and perspective to the national conversation regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.