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As the Health Care Open Enrollment Deadline Approaches, NASE Alerts Entrepreneurs to Options for Choosing a Plan

Monday, December 03, 2018
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Health Care Open Enrollment

Health Care Affordability and Access Continues to be Top Priority for America’s Self-Employed and Small Business Owners


WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans, including those in the small business community, consider their 2019 health care options, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), today warns of the approaching deadline to enroll in a health care plan or change current plans. The current open enrollment period ends on Saturday, December 15th.

“Millions of Americans, including many in the small business community, who have a health care plan as part of the Affordable Care Act have limited time to change their current plan, or choose a new one before the enrollment period ends,” said Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. “If you do not make changes by the December 15th deadline, you may get locked into an unwanted plan. Now is the time to do your research and secure a health care plan that truly meets your health care needs.”

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and others in the individual marketplace can go to healthcare.gov and shop for coverage or choose to work with a registered agent or broker. If you need in-person assistance in enrolling, free expert help is available by calling 1-800-318-2596 or online at http://localhelp.healthcare.gov.

“Our recent Small Business Roundtable post-midterm election poll clearly demonstrates the need for the 116th Congress to immediately focus on fixing the Affordable Care Act and tackling health care affordability and access continuing to plague America’s entrepreneurs. In fact, newly instituted rules allowing for greater flexibility in the use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) — an issue for which the small business community has advocated for years — provides an example for the new Congress on how they can work together in a bipartisan way to offset rising health care premiums while strengthening the health care law,” concluded Vlietstra.

NASE recently published a guest opinion piece in The Hill outlining the ways Congress can work together on issues important to the small business community.

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The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offering a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy.

The NASE Next Biz Thinghelps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. Need small business help? Check out NASE’sAsk the Experts for advice or the NASE Minute for small business support.

The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at NASE.org

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