Self-Employed Research and Statistics

The NASE has become a primary resource for legislators, businesses and the media to see what micro-business owners are doing.

There’s only one way to make sure the NASE represents the opinions of micro-businesses on Capitol Hill and through a tailored benefits package and that’s by asking.

Through nation-wide surveys on topics such as health coverage and retirement security, the NASE ensures it has the pulse of micro-business.

NASE Survey Results

The NASE keeps a finger on the pulse of small business sentiment on the issues of the day with monthly member surveys. Find out how the self-employed feel about tax regulation, health reform and more.

Self-Employed Statistics

Did you know that 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States are small businesses, with three-fourths representing the self-employed? Learn more about the self-employed and their impact on our nation’s economy in our report “Self-Employed and the U.S. Economy.”

Current NASE Survey

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) were a popular tool for the self-employed and small business community. Prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were used by employers to reimburse employees for health expenses. However, in 2013 the Department of Treasury, through Administrative directive, ruled that HRAs can only be offered if the employee has a qualified health care plan as defined by the ACA.

The National Association for the Self-Employed is actively working to overturn this directive. It is important for Members of Congress to hear from their constituents directly on how this Treasury rule has impacted your ability to use HRAs.

Health Reimbursement Arrangements- Tell Your Story Survey!

NASE Research

Learn more about the micro-business perspective on the most pressing issues facing the smallest entrepreneurs with the NASE's national surveys.


NASE Member Survey 

A unique opportunity for NASE members to Tell Your Story on the importance of small business owners ability to offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements for their employees. Take the survey!