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Washington Watch - May 8, 2013

Published on May 08, 2013

Washington Watch - March 14, 2013

Published on March 14, 2013

Third ACA Webinar Focuses on Affordability

NASE continued its health care reform webinar series on Wednesday, solely focused on the affordability provisions included in the ACA, including premium assistance credits and small business credits.

Published on October 05, 2012

Missed NASE's First Health Care Reform Webinar?

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, the NASE Advocacy team hosted the first in a five-part webinar series on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the self-employed.

Published on September 20, 2012

House Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Exchanges

Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) respectfully submits this official statement for the record on today’s hearing Implementation of Health Insurance Exchanges and Related Provisions.

Published on September 12, 2012

Washington Watch - July 18, 2012

Published on July 18, 2012

Self-Employed Divided On Support For ACA

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed and micro-businesses are concerned as to the impact the law will have on their health care budgets when the law goes into full effect in 2014. Nearly 900 self-employed and micro-business owners responded to the survey released within hours of the Supreme Court ruling.

Published on July 02, 2012

Affordable Care Act - Supreme Court Ruling And NASE Survey

Published on June 27, 2012

NASE To Congress: Extend Expiring And Expired Small Biz Tax Cuts

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on the exploration of expiring tax cut for small business owners. The NASE took this opportunity to submit a statement for the record regarding the importance of the continuity of these tax benefits.

Published on April 26, 2012

NASE Lauds Senate For Introducing Small Business Tax Extenders Act

The NASE’s recent call to Congress to heed the Self-Employed Agenda focusing on taxes was heard this week in the Senate. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced the Small Business Tax Extenders Act of 2012, which would continue some popular tax breaks for the self-employed and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees) for an additional two years.

Published on February 03, 2012

Washington Watch - January 25, 2012

Published on January 25, 2012

State Of The Union: A "Level Playing Field" Must Include The Self-Employed Agenda (Huffington Post)

As President Obama readies his State of the Union address, news outlets are reporting that economic growth and taxation will be the focus of much of his remarks. The Self-Employed Agenda for 2012 includes the following items...

Published on January 24, 2012

2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

Prior to preparing 2011 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a number of tax law changes, but also must stay focused and connected for new changes that are inevitable during 2012.

Published on January 10, 2012

2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

Prior to preparing 2011 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a number of tax law changes, but also must stay focused and connected for new changes that are inevitable during 2012.

Published on January 09, 2012

Washington Watch - November 23, 2011

Published on November 23, 2011

Washington Watch - August 10, 2011

Published on August 10, 2011

Washington Watch - May 25, 2011

Published on May 25, 2011

Washington Watch - April 6, 2011

Published on April 06, 2011

Kristie Arslan: Let’s Make Tax Code Fair For Small Businesses (Buffalo News Op-Ed)

It is a sad, but true fact: Health insurance is a luxury item for many small business owners, purchased when times are good and forsaken when times are lean.

Published on April 04, 2011

Washington Watch - March 23, 2010

Published on March 23, 2011

Small Changes Still Needed To Nation's Health Care Law

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the NASE, released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act...

Published on March 22, 2011

Self-Employed Can Take 2010 Tax Deduction For Health Insurance Premiums (S. FL Sun-Sentinel)

The 2010 deduction will put about 15 percent of the premium back in the pocket of the self-employed, said Kristie Arslan, executive director of the National Association for Self-Employed.

Published on March 18, 2011

NASE Launches New Membership Offering And Redesigned Website For Small Business

In today’s difficult economy, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading nonprofit association representing America’s smallest businesses, is doing its part to support entrepreneurship with the launch of a new annual membership and redesigned website (, offering a more affordable and comprehensive suite of resources and services.

Published on March 09, 2011

Tax Day: Let's Make the Tax Code Fair (Huffington Post)

It is a sad, but true fact: health insurance is a luxury item for many small business owners, purchased when times are good and forsaken when times are lean.

Published on March 08, 2011

House Introduces Tax Savings Legislation For The Self Employed

A longtime priority of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has been introduced in the House. U.S. Reps. Wally Herger (R-Calif.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) have re-introduced legislation to address an unfair tax on health insurance premiums for the self-employed.

Published on March 03, 2011

Commentary: Legislation Provides Needed Tax Breaks, Funding For Small Business (Capital Business)

Last week, President Obama proposed to spur job growth in small businesses through an extension of a tax credit used when they spend money on research and innovation in the United States. While this is a step in the right direction, it will do little to help our constituents -- the self-employed.

Published on September 13, 2010

“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

America’s Smallest Businesses May Finally Get Much-Needed Relief

The Senate is considering legislation called the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297). This bill contains key provisions that may help America’s smallest businesses in this difficult economic climate, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Published on July 13, 2010

Insurance Coverage For Young Adults: A Guide To Health Reform Changes

The health reform law includes a provision allowing adult children to receive health coverage under their parents' insurance policies until age 26.

Published on June 03, 2010

Washington Watch - March 3, 2010

Published on March 03, 2010

Bill Would Have Different Effects On Different People (USA TODAY)

House and Senate to begin negotiations next month. People who buy health coverage on their own — not through an employer — would face some of the biggest changes under the health care bills.

Published on December 28, 2009

Washington Watch - December 10, 2009

Published on December 10, 2009

Washington Watch - December 2, 2009

Published on December 02, 2009

Washington Watch - November 25, 2009

Published on November 25, 2009

Washington Watch - October 21, 2009

Published on October 21, 2009

Washington Watch - October 14, 2009

Published on October 14, 2009

Washington Watch - October 7, 2009

Published on October 07, 2009

Washington Watch - September 23, 2009

Published on September 23, 2009

Washington Watch - September 16, 2009

Published on September 16, 2009

Washington Watch - September 9, 2009

Published on September 09, 2009

Washington Watch - August 5, 2009

Published on August 05, 2009

Washington Watch - July 15, 2009

Published on July 15, 2009

President Obama Comments on Self-Employed and Health Reform

President Obama addresses the concerns of a self-employed body shop owner during an interview on health care reform.

Published on June 25, 2009

Micro-Businesses Offer Strong Opinions On Health Reform Proposals

The nation’s entrepreneurs are ready for major changes to the American health care system, but are asking the federal government to implement various proposals to help them cope with the costs. Nearly 2,000 micro-businesses, including members of the National Association for the Self-Employed, took part in this national online survey of their opinions on current health care reform proposals.

Published on June 24, 2009

Health Insurance Basics for Micro-business

As a micro-business owner you confront many financial challenges. But none are more daunting - or more important - than finding and keeping affordable, quality health insurance. However, if you do your homework - the same way you would as if you were buying a brand new home or a car - you should be able to find a satisfactory coverage option.

Published on April 07, 2009

Consumer-Directed Health Plans

The future of health care is here and it’s called “consumerism,” the same principle that drives your choice of supermarket each week. Learn more about consumer-directed health plans and health accounts such as HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs.

Published on April 06, 2009

How Your State Affects Your Health Insurance

Health insurance is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. These regulations give consumers a measure of protection against unscrupulous business practices...

Published on April 05, 2009

Assess Your Health Insurance Needs

When making a major purchase, such as buying a new car, you assess your needs. The same is true for purchasing health insurance.

Published on April 04, 2009

Health Plan Comparison Worksheet

Use this worksheet to compare the features and benefits of various health plans you are considering to help you determine which coverage will best meet your needs.

Published on April 03, 2009

Shopping for Health Insurance

There’s no doubt the Internet has changed the way people conduct business, including the way many of us shop for insurance. Ten years ago, there were only a handful of Web sites from which you could obtain an insurance quote. Today, there are hundreds.

Published on April 02, 2009

Tips for Health Insurance Cost Cutting

Nobody has to tell you that your health insurance premiums have gone through the roof. Your wallet or pocketbook is already feeling the strain. Here are the top 10 ways you can reduce your health care costs.

Published on April 01, 2009

The Truth About Prescription Drugs

Given the brainpower and the billions of dollars the pharmaceutical industry devotes to developing new medicines, you’d think the latest brand-name drug is always the best for whatever ails you, despite the higher price tag. Studies say it isn’t necessarily so.

Published on March 31, 2009

Wellness Boosts Health and Bottom Line

Premiums for virtually all small group health plans are based on the health history, or “experience,” of the entire group. Major illnesses, such as a heart attack, or chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, can instantly spike up a plan’s rates. As a micro-business owner, it's crucial that you begin exploring ways to implement health and wellness strategies for your employees.

Published on March 30, 2009

Health Insurance Help

Sooner or later, everyone who has health insurance encounters questions about their coverage or has a claim denied. Fortunately, most questions are easily answered by calling your insurer’s member services number. But what if you, a family member, or one of your employees runs into a problem that is not so easily solved? Where can you go for help?

Published on March 28, 2009

Creative Ways to Cut Costs (ABC News)

The millions of Americans who are self-employed or unemployed can find the biggest savings. About 24 million Americans are part of families in that category, and they need to look for group health insurance. These are plans that insure large numbers of individuals, at a discount, usually through a professional or trade association such as the National Association for the Self-Employed.

Published on January 13, 2008


NASE To Congress: Put Self-Employed Health Deduction On Your Hearing Docket

Published on August 01, 2012

Report Finds Health Tax Credit Underused

Published on June 07, 2012

Survey Finds Health Care Costs Have Decreased Or Remained Flat, NASE Disagrees

Published on June 05, 2012

Refined Tax Code Will Stimulate Entrepreneurship [Commentary]

Published on November 03, 2011

A Primer On Health Insurance Exchanges

Published on July 18, 2011

Controlling Health Costs: Chamber/CAHC Event Recap

Published on July 13, 2011

NASE Speaking At CAHC/U.S. Chamber Health Care Event Today

Published on July 12, 2011

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of Our Newly Reformed Health Care System [Commentary]

Published on March 23, 2010

NASE Teams With UnitedHealthOne For More Options In Health Coverage

Published on January 13, 2010

CBO Confirms Health Coverage Will Cost More After Reform [Commentary]

Published on November 30, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (10/16)

Published on October 16, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (10/2)

Published on October 02, 2009

Health Reform’s Bait and Switch: "If you like what you have, you can keep it!" [Commentary]

Published on September 30, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (9/25)

Published on September 25, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (9/17)

Published on September 18, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup

Published on September 11, 2009

President Takes on Role as Chief Pitchman for Health Reform- Buy NOW! [Commentary]

Published on September 10, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (9/4)

Published on September 04, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (8/28)

Published on August 28, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (8/21)

Published on August 21, 2009

The Battle of the Sexes: Differing Perspectives on Health Reform [Commentary]

Published on August 19, 2009

Tax Equality for Self-Employed Missing from Health Bills

Published on August 13, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (8/7)

Published on August 07, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (6/18)

Published on June 19, 2009

Stimulus News

Published on April 28, 2009

It's Cover The Uninsured Week!

Published on March 27, 2009

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