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.

  • 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).

  • 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.