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NASE Calls for Full Year of Open Enrollment & Delay of Individual Penalty

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.”

Published on October 30, 2013

Stop Playing Chicken With America's Future (Huffington Post)

In a blog posting on Huffington Post, President & CEO Kristie Arslan outlines five immediate pro-active steps Congress can take to ensuring America's self-employed, America's smallest business, are successful enterprises.

Published on December 10, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 1 - An Overview

Published on October 12, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 5 - Health Care Reform And The Election

Published on August 04, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 4 - Grandfathered Plans

Published on August 03, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 3 - Affordability

This webinar looks at affordability and how you as a self-employed person will purchase health insurance starting in 2014.

Published on August 02, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Care Reform, Part 2 - Health Insurance Exchanges

Published on August 01, 2012

“Keeping The Health Plan You Have” Not So Simple For Entrepreneurs

The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, offers entrepreneurs the choice to keep the plan that they already have, provided that it meets certain requirements. The trouble is that most entrepreneurs are uncertain that their plan will meet these new rules and how the changes required by the health reform law will affect their monthly premium costs.

Published on August 18, 2010

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Affordable Care Act - Health Insurance Impact

In this article, we'll explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance as it applies to startups and self-employed individuals.

Published on February 08, 2023

A Big Way Congress Can Get the IRS Off the Backs of Small Businesses

Another year, another tax season, more unjust taxes on the small business community. Despite stepping out of the unemployment line and into a new, job creating small business on Main Street, small business owners could be hit with another unfair tax this year when they file their returns.

Published on March 17, 2016

Ensuring The Healthcare System Works For All

The United States Supreme Court’s recent, historic decision in King v. Burwell, upholding the right of federal premium assistance, guaranteed millions of Americans the right to keep their healthcare. Last month’s ruling, along with the previous 2012 Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, was a profound victory for the ideal that healthcare should be a right of all Americans – rich or poor, individual or small business owner. These decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court mark the existence – and importance -- of the nation’s new healthcare system by keeping the law in tact and establishing a precedent for future debates regarding healthcare in America.

Published on July 28, 2015

Happy New Year! You Get To Pay More Taxes.

Individuals and families will see a little less in their paychecks starting January 1, 2014- wage earners and self-employed individuals who make more than $200,000 (individual) and $250,000 (couple) will be assessed an additional .9% Medicare surtax on top of the existing 1.45% Medicare payroll tax as well as a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income (investment dividends, rental income, interest and capital gains on property).

Published on December 17, 2013

NASE Calls on Congress to Act

Earlier this week, the NASE submitted a statement for the record to the House Ways and Means Committee in response to the committee’s hearing on the status of the ACA enrollment. In the NASE statement, we expressed our concerns that leading up to the October 1st launch, the administration was not providing sufficient details and answers regarding the Exchange Marketplace. With the lackluster launch, we are now asking congress to eliminate the open enrollment deadlines for the 2014 calendar year and to delay the individual mandate penalty for one tax-filing year.

Published on November 04, 2013

Employer Mandate: Let’s Push it Back a Year

The Obama administration took some muscle out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by pushing the Employer Mandate implementation to 2015. The administration has started marketing efforts, but this mandate must be a hard sell. The policy calls for any business that employs over 50 full time workers (30 hours per week) to provide insurance for their employees.

Published on July 09, 2013

New NASE Affordable Care Act Brief

The NASE has created to two page brief that highlights the Affordable Care Act and its impact on America's smallest Businesses. It is a great tool that breaks down the complicated legislation and makes it easier to understand.

Published on July 08, 2013

The Medicaid Ruling: Why is it Important? [Guest Post]

Published on July 05, 2012

Survey: Self-Employed Divided On Support For ACA

Published on July 05, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling: So, Is It A Tax? [Guest Blog]

Published on June 29, 2012

Hearing Addresses Prior Approval For Health Insurance Premiums

Published on August 10, 2011

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