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Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office estimate on the impact of the American Health Care Act, which would take insurance away from an estimated 23 million Americans

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a report on the fiscal and practical impacts of an amended version of the replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although Republicans in the U.S.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 that calls for reductions to Medicaid, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Consumer Development Financial Institutions Fund

President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would hit small businesses hard. If enacted, today’s plan would slash Medicaid, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund — all programs that small businesses depend on.

Topic:
Access to Capital, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Wellness program will benefit small employers who often want to provide wellness programs but lack the resources to encourage healthy habits among their employees

Springfield—Small Business Majority is pleased to announce a program that will help small businesses in Missouri boost the overall health of their employees. The Healthy Business, Healthy Community Workplace Wellness Challenge is a locally based competition that launches today and will run for eight weeks. The goal of the Wellness Challenge is to help employers encourage healthier habits in the workplace, all while participating in fun activities and connecting with other small businesses in their area.

Topic:
Wellness
Press Release Date:
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Small businesses in St. Louis will compete against small business in southwest Missouri; will benefit small employers who often want to provide wellness programs but lack the resources to offer them

St. Louis—Small Business Majority is pleased to announce a new program that will help small businesses in Missouri boost the overall health of their employees. The Healthy Business, Healthy Community Workplace Wellness Challenge is a locally based competition that launches today and will run for eight weeks.

Topic:
Wellness
Press Release Date:
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' announcement today that they are proposing to end SHOP’s online enrollment feature

 

We are very disappointed the Trump administration announced today they are proposing to sunset online enrollment for the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplaces. If the proposal is finalized, after Nov. 15 small businesses would only be able to window shop for SHOP coverage through Healthcare.gov, and would instead have to enroll by using a broker or buying directly from an insurance company.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 4 May, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on the American Health Care Act and how it will harm small businesses

 

We are frustrated and disappointed that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act today, the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This is an irresponsible and costly move that will do little more than create instability in the insurance market and greatly reduce the ability of small business owners, their employees and self-employed Americans to obtain health coverage. What’s more, we know small businesses strongly support the current healthcare law and oppose the replacement.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO, on why a U.S. Senate vote to overturn a federal rule that makes it easier for states to establish retirement savings plans will harm small employers

 

It is disappointing that the U.S. Senate today adopted HJR 66, which will overturn the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule that enables states to establish retirement savings plans for private sector workers. Striking down this rule will have a chilling effect on states that are establishing their own retirement savings programs, which in turn will harm small businesses and their employees.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

Statement from Mark Herbert, California Director of Small Business Majority, on why a U.S. Senate vote to overturn a federal rule that enables states to establish retirement savings plans for private sector workers will harm small employers in California

We’re very disappointed the U.S. Senate today adopted HJR 66, which will overturn the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule allowing states to establish retirement savings plans for private sector workers. Striking down this rule will have a chilling effect on states like California that are establishing their own retirement savings programs, which in turn will harm California’s small businesses and employees.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

Statement by Tim Gaudette, Colorado Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, on why a Colorado Senate committee's vote today to reject a state-run paid family leave program is disappointing for small employers

A Colorado Senate committee's decision today to reject HB17-1307, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement (FAMLI) Act, is disappointing because it would have benefited small businesses by lowering turnover, boosting productivity and enhancing employee morale.  

Topic:
Family Medical Leave
Press Release Date:
Friday, 28 April, 2017

Statement by Tim Gaudette, Colorado Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, on why the Colorado House’s decision today to approve paid family leave legislation is good news for the state’s small employers

The Colorado House of Representatives’ vote today in favor of HB17-1307, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement (FAMLI) Act, is good news for small businesses because this measure would level the playing field for businesses that don’t have the resources to offer paid leave and boost their bottom lines.

Topic:
Family Medical Leave

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