NASE News

    New Federal Rule Could Impact Small Businesses Looking to Purchase Health Insurance for 2020

  • Tomorrow, November 1st, open enrollment for the nation’s health insurance marketplace will officially open for those small businesses looking to purchase policies for 2020. A recently proposed rule from the Federal Register, introduces changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the nation’s healthcare law, which has resulted in new benefit and payment parameters for 2020 that will likely impact America’s small business and self-employed community. Provisions of the proposed rule impacting both current and future health care and Medicare beneficiaries could affect eligibility, enrollment, and coverage details.
    Posted on Oct 31, 2019
  • Health Care Open Enrollment: Updates and Changes

  • A recently proposed rule from the Federal Register, introduces changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which means new benefit and payment parameters for 2020. Provisions impacting both current and future health care and Medicare beneficiaries could affect eligibility, enrollment, and coverage details. Below, is a complete summary of proposed open enrollment changes that will impact policyholders during the next enrollment period.
    Posted on Oct 29, 2019
  • Impeachment Proceedings Dampen Congressional Activity

  • As House Democrats open impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the sentiment on Capitol Hill has turned sour. While the oversight powers rest with Congress, there is a growing fear that the impeachment activities will delay or outright stall any legislative activity through the end of 2019 and 2020. This includes funding the federal government, addressing prescription drug pricing, and passing the United States Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
    Posted on Oct 29, 2019
  • Dreaming Self-Employment

  • Brandi Day is the Founder and Executive Director of iD.A.Y.dream located in Kent, Washington. Founded in 2016, iD.A.Y.dream, is a youth-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves low to middle income young men and women, ages 12-18. iD.A.Y.dream provides diverse programming such as: Success Dreamers Academy, Change Management (Emotional Intelligence), Parent Academy, Educational Enrichment and Community Engagement.
    Posted on Oct 29, 2019
  • Straightforward Data Security for Small Businesses

  • The technological landscape has changed enormously over the past decades for small businesses with the explosion of smartphones, online shopping, and cloud-based data storage. Small businesses and the self-employed have the ability to more efficiently manage operations, communicate with employees and clients no matter their location, and reach vastly greater numbers of potential customers.
    Posted on Sep 13, 2019
  • Ask the Expert - Added Expenses on Extended Tax Return

  • Question: I extended my tax return that is now due on October 15th. I just discovered that I left off some expenses from the previous year that I should have included. Can I include those amounts on this tax return or on next year’s tax return, or have I lost the benefit of those expenses?
    Posted on Sep 13, 2019
  • Riding Self-Employment

  • Laura Mauck is the Co-Owner & Communications Director of Juggernaut Cargo Bikes in Denver, Colorado. Juggernaut Cargo Bikes was born from Laura’s experiences in urban planning, architecture and design. These influences came together to create a handcrafted and precision-engineered product that is practical, effective, and beautiful.
    Posted on Sep 13, 2019
  • NASE Supports New Legislation Harmonizing Employee Definitions

  • In August, after careful evaluation, the National Association for the Self-Employed endorsed H.R. 4069, the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, introduced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and co-sponsored by Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-Al), Phil Roe (R-TN) and Ron Wright (R-TX).
    Posted on Sep 13, 2019