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 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.

  • One Year Delay of Individual Mandate Supported by NASE

    Jul 17, 2013

    The NASE for many months has been critical of the readiness of Exchanges, both state-operated and federally-facilitated. The reality of the situation is that there is a significant amount of key information missing that would inform America’s smallest businesses and their employees, who purchase coverage in the individual health insurance market, as to how they would comply with the coverage requirements within the new health marketplaces.

  • NASE Releases "ACA in Brief"

    Jul 08, 2013

    Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed released a comprehensive two-page brief on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the self-employed, including some remaining questions the self-employed have as we approach the October 1, 2013 deadline for open enrollment in the Exchange marketplace.

  • NASE Supports Reforms to Flexible Spending Accounts

    May 16, 2013

    NASE joined several other organizations in a letter to Congress requesting changes to medical flexible spending accounts (FSA) "use-it or lose-it" rule.

  • NASE Continues to Provide Critical Input on Tax Reform Proposal

    May 15, 2013

    In a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee, the National Association for the Self-Employed continues to emphasize the need for comprehensive tax reform that is inclusive of the 22 million self-employed.