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  • NASE Testifies to House Small Business Committee on Health Care Reform

    Feb 07, 2017

    On Tuesday, February 7, NASE’s President and CEO Keith Hall testified to the House Small Business Committee on what our members want and need to see from any health care reform efforts.

  • NASE Champions 21st Century Cares Act- HRA provision included

    Nov 29, 2016

    Today, the NASE along with the the American Independent Business Coalition, and the Southern Consumers Alliance, announced their strong support for the 21st Century Cares Act currently under consideration by the House of Representatives. The bill includes the Small Business Health Care Relief Act, which had previously been approved by voice vote on the House floor.

  • NASE Supports Senate Overtime Bill

    Oct 06, 2016

    Today the NASE threw its full support in favor of new efforts in the Senate to phase-in the DOL's new salary threshold. S. 3464, the Overtime Reform and Review Act. Introduced by Chairman of the HELP Committee, Senator Alexander (R-TN) and co-sponsored by Senators Scott (R-SC), Lankford (R-OK), and Flake (R-AZ).

  • NASE Supports Overtime Phase In Legislation

    Jul 14, 2016

    On July 14, 2016, the National Association for the Self-Employed, voiced its strong support for the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act introduced by Rep. Schrader (D-OR)

  • US House of Representatives Passes HRA Legislation

    Jun 22, 2016

    On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5447, Small Business Health Care Relief Act, by voice vote. This common sense, bipartisan legislation allows for small businesses with 49 or less employees to offer health reimbursement arrangements to their employees. The bill will now be considered by the US Senate.

  • House Ways and Means Committee Approves HRA Legislation

    Jun 15, 2016

    On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the House Ways and Means Committee favorably discharged H.R. 5447 (formerly H.R. 2911), "Small Business Health Care Relief Act" from committee. The legislation will be considered by the full House of Representatives sometime next week.

  • NASE Joins WE Decide 2016 Campign

    Mar 02, 2016

    NASE has joined the WE Decided 2016 campaign, with a goal of engaging 100,000 women business owners in the 2016 election.

  • NASE Op-Ed Published in Delaware & Nevada Newspapers

    Mar 02, 2016

    Two newspapers accepted and published an NASE op-ed on the importance of small businesses having access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The NASE has been leading the charge for legislative action to reverse an IRS interpretation of how HRAs can be utilized under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nearly 200 Trade Associations Support HRA Legislation

    Mar 02, 2016

    On Tuesday, March 2, 2016, nearly 200 trade associations, including the NASE, sent a letter to Senate and House congressional champions, in support of the "Small Business Healthcare Relief Act" (S.1697/H.R. 2911).

  • NASE Supports Nomination of SBA Chief Counsel for Advocacy

    Dec 08, 2015

    The NASE in a coalition letter to Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship in support of Darryl L. DePriest’s nomination to serve as Chief Counsel for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy).

  • HRA Coalition Urges Congressional Leaders to Take Action

    Dec 04, 2015

    In a letter to Senate and House leadership, members of an HRA coalition that has been led by the National Association for the Self-Employed, implored leaders to take action on the "Small Business Healthcare Relief Act" (H.R. 2911/S. 1697) prior to the conclusion of the first session of the 114th Congress.

  • NASE Op-Ed: Ensuring the Healthcare System Works for All

    Aug 12, 2015

    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.

  • Senator Vitter Introduces Health Care Deduction Bill for SE

    Jul 29, 2015

    Senator Vitter, Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, introduced a huge package of tax deductions for small businesses, including the full deductibility of health insurance for the self-employed.

  • Bi-Partisan, Bicameral HRA Legislation Introduced, Finally

    Jul 15, 2015

    Leaders in the Senate and House introduced bi-partisan legislation that would allow for small business, 49 or less employees, to provide for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) as a means to financially support their employees in the purchase of health insurance and/or other qualified medical expenses.

  • NASE Enthusiastically Supports HRA Legislation

    Dec 15, 2014

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to provide enthusiastic support for H.R. 5860, Small Business Healthcare Relief Act of 2014, which would allow for standalone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for small employers (with 49 employees or less). The bill was introduced by Representatives Boustany (R-LA) and Thompson (D-CA).

  • Women Small Business Owners - 86% Definitely Voting in November 4th Elections

    Oct 28, 2014

    With a week to go before this year’s 2014 midterm elections, a new, flash survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, shows women entrepreneurs engaged and looking for candidates who support the small business community.

  • NASE Leads Association Letter Expressing Disappointment on D.C. Council Action

    Jun 02, 2014

    On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the NASE along with American Independent Business Coalition, Council on Affordable Health Coverage, and Southern Consumers Alliance, sent a letter to the District of Columbia City Council expressing disappointment council's unanimous support PR20-0744 – Health Benefit Exchange Authority Financial Sustainability Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2014 on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

  • NASE Continues to Push for Comprehensive Tax Reform (NASE)

    Apr 09, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, the NASE submitted a statement to the House Small Business committee regarding their hearing on "The Biggest Tax Problems for Small Businesses."

  • NASE Comments on Technical Guidance Issued on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

    Mar 12, 2014

    Established in 2002, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) or Health Reimbursement Accounts are employer-funded, tax-advantaged employer health benefit plans that reimburse employees for out-of-pocket medical expenses and individual health insurance premiums. Health Reimbursement Accounts are funded solely by the employer, and cannot be funded through employee salary deductions.

  • NASE Member Charlie Arnold Testifies on ACA Impact on the Self-Employed

    Mar 05, 2014

    On Thursday, March 6, 2014, NASE Member Charlie Arnold provided testimony to the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce on a hearing titled "Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?"

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