Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Statement by Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay, Illinois Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, on why small businesses will benefit from Illinois’ decision to curb the sale of short-term insurance plans

Illinois lawmakers stood up for the state’s entrepreneurs today by limiting the sale of short-term health insurance plans sold in Illinois to six months. This step was necessary in light of the Trump administration’s recent decision to allow short-term insurance plans to last up to 364 days.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 26, 2018

WHAT: During a five-city tour across California that includes San Francisco, California State Treasurer John Chiang will officially launch CalSavers — a new retirement savings program that will level the playing field for the many small businesses that don’t have the resources to help their employees access retirement options. Through CalSavers, businesses with five or more employees that don’t already offer a retirement option will facilitate access to a retirement savings program without any administrative headaches or fees.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 26, 2018

WHAT: During a five-city tour across California that includes Sacramento, California State Treasurer John Chiang will officially launch CalSavers — a new retirement savings program that will level the playing field for the many small businesses that don’t have the resources to help their employees access retirement options. Through CalSavers, businesses with five or more employees that don’t already offer a retirement option will facilitate access to a retirement savings program without any administrative headaches or fees.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The creation of the individual marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid stabilized costs and enabled more small business employees to have health coverage

 

Washington, DC—Small Business Majority released a new report today that reveals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided a tremendous boost to America’s small businesses. Thanks to the creation of the individual marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid, more small business employees and solo entrepreneurs now have health coverage than before the ACA was implemented, and the law has stabilized health costs for many of the small businesses that provide coverage.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs members gain access to critical business information and government officials, with opportunities to advocate for small business in Washington, D.C.

Redford, Mich.—Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs has joined

Topic:
Women in Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. Senate’s decision not to overturn a new federal rule that expanded the duration of short-term health insurance plans is bad news for small firms

We are disappointed the U.S. Senate failed to overturn a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule extending the duration of short-term insurance plans to last up to 364 days. Leaving this rule in place will likely result in many healthy people exiting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, and that is very bad news for the millions of small businesses, small business employees and solo entrepreneurs that depend on the marketplaces for quality, affordable insurance.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, October 4, 2018

CalSavers will level the playing field for small firms that struggle to enroll their employees in retirement savings programs

Sacramento, CA—Small Business Majority is proud to announce it is launching a new program to educate small business owners about CalSavers, a portable state-run retirement program that will allow small businesses to provide access to a retirement savings account without incurring the associated burdens of employer-sponsored retirement options.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Monday, October 1, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why California’s groundbreaking lending transparency law is great news for the state’s small firms

Gov. Brown showed how much he values small businesses when he signed the nation’s first small business truth-in-lending law. SB 1235 is a significant step toward protecting small business owners from predatory lending practices because it will dramatically increase the transparency of financial products marketed to small firms.

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Monday, October 1, 2018

Statement from Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why small businesses will benefit from the strongest net neutrality protection in the United States

Gov. Brown stood up for small businesses when he signed SB 822, which establishes the strongest net neutrality rules in the nation. Without protections to keep the internet fair and open, California’s small businesses would have been at a disadvantage when trying to compete with large corporations that have the resources to ensure their websites receive special prioritization from internet service providers.

Topic:
Technology & Innovation
Press Release Date:
Friday, September 28, 2018

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the tax legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today offers little savings for small businesses

The tax bill approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives is extremely disappointing because it shows lawmakers are all-too willing to double down on the same problems found in the first round of tax cuts enacted last year. On top of the $1.5 trillion this country will spend on the 2017 tax cuts, making those cuts permanent through this latest round of legislation would cost another $657 billion over the next decade, an enormous amount of money to give up for almost no benefit to most of America’s Main Street small businesses.

Topic:
Taxes

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