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  • President Obama yields some ground on Affordable Care Act (Trib Total Media)

    Nov 18, 2013

    President Obama ran into fresh criticism on Thursday as he bowed to pressure and attempted to throw a lifeline to consumers whose insurance policies are being canceled because they don't provide the robust coverage that the health care law requires.

  • The Self-Employed Shouldn't Bank on Obamacare Subsidies (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    Nov 05, 2013

    Thanks to federal subsidies created by the Affordable Care Act, as many as 7 million Americans may be eligible to get coverage through health exchanges without paying a dime, according to new research (PDF) from McKinsey. That’s great for the people who qualify, though it’s worth clarifying that zero-premium doesn’t equal zero-cost—patients are responsible for co-payments for services delivered. Subsidies are unlikely to create large savings for one group you might think would benefit from the individual marketplaces: the self-employed.

  • Health chief: Sorry about website, but don't blame Obamacare if insurance is canceled (BizJournals)

    Oct 31, 2013

    Warmup acts often get a hostile reception, but maybe Marilyn Tavenner's rocky experience on Capitol Hill Tuesday can help Kathleen Sebelius -- Obamacare's main act -- get ready for her performance on Wednesday.

  • The freelancer’s guide to Obamacare (Market Watch/Wall Street Journal)

    Oct 23, 2013

    After years of choosing between sky-high premiums and going without any health coverage, millions of freelancers will benefit from the Affordable Care Act because of expanded eligibility requirements, new public insurance exchanges and improvements to cheaper plans.

  • You Business (MSNBC)

    Oct 09, 2013

    NASE Director of Government Affairs, Katie Vlietstra goes on MSNBC's Your Business with JJ Ramberg

  • Digital tools play big role in small business growth (USA Today)

    Oct 09, 2013

    Tweet, Vine, Pin, Post. Update a blog. Like a Facebook status. Network via LinkedIn. There are myriad options for small business owners to connect with customers, peers and others via digital media.

  • Morning Money (Politico)

    Oct 09, 2013

    FIRST LOOK: SMALLEST BUSINESSES UNDECIDED ON OBAMACARE — Per release out later this morning: “The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released new data from a national survey of its membership showing that more than half (54 percent) of the 476 respondents haven’t decided if they will purchase health care on the Exchanges.

  • With a day left, most self-employed in the dark on health exchanges (Market Watch)

    Sep 30, 2013

    A day before the Obamacare health exchanges go online, more than half of those who work for themselves aren’t sure whether they’ll use them to purchase medical coverage, according to a survey from the National Association of the Self-Employed.

  • Explaining Obamacare Subsidies for the Self-Employed

    Sep 26, 2013

    Question: In signing up for insurance on an Obamacare exchange, what happens if I underestimate my self-employed income for 2014? I make between negative and $50,000 per year, so my income varies widely. Will there be a fine? What if I overestimate—will I take the subsidies off my tax amount?

  • How to start a small business with smarts (USA Today)

    Sep 23, 2013

    There is no single recipe for how to create a financially sound small business. Some founders make their money off a few big clients. Some have many customers. There are those who use credit cards and personal savings for working capital. Others seek investor money through crowdfunding websites.

  • What You Need to Know About Being Self-Employed (Fox Business)

    Sep 17, 2013

    Finding a full-time job in the current anemic job market still remains a challenge, so many are creating their own positions and becoming their own boss. A new report finds 17 million Americans now identify themselves as self-employed, freelancers, temps and other “independent workers.”

  • California businesses work to adapt to health care law (The Modesto Bee & The Fresno Bee)

    Sep 17, 2013

    Neil Crosby, director of sales for Warner Pacific Insurance Services, had surpassed 500 when he lost track of the number of presentations he has given on the new federal health care law.

  • California Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law (Rocklin and Roseville Today)

    Aug 27, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation's new health care system quickly approaching, 3,432,359 small businesses across the state of California are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year.

  • NASE guide designed to help Arizona small businesses with looming Obamacare (Phoenix Business Journal)

    Aug 20, 2013

    As the Oct. 1 open enrollment date looms for the Small Business Health Options Program under the Affordable Care Act, most small business owners in Arizona have no idea what to expect.

  • Out-of-pocket limits delayed in health law (Business Record)

    Aug 20, 2013

    In another setback for President Obama's health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a provision in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care, The New York Times reported.