Small Business News
A great program that would benefit California’s small businesses is now threatened by a federal lawsuit, and if successful this legal challenge would be a devastating blow to the many small firms that struggle to offer the kind of retirement benefits typically found at large corporations.
The California Legislature has an opportunity to help small business owners like me by passing AB626, which would decriminalize the sale of home-cooked food. I grew up in Saigon, Vietnam, cooking in the restaurant my grandmother ran for over 60 years.
But to brick-and-mortar stores, the ruling righted a decades-old imbalance that favored internet retailers and led to the demise of thousands of merchants.
As a small business owner, I’m grateful that Virginia finally expanded Medicaid.
The Labor Department issued a final rule authorizing the expansion of association health plans over the objections of virtually everyone who weighed in on the proposal, including small businesses. Such broad opposition was with good reason.
But advocates worry that the move is a return to the bad old days before insurers had to adhere to standard regulations that protected consumers from paying insurance premiums, only to find coverage wasn't there when they needed it.
"The new rule will allow groups of businesses to band together to buy insurance across state lines, which will be bad for small firms and their employees because it will lead to higher premiums, unbalanced risk pools and lower-quality insurance," said John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of
Even small business groups were disappointed with the final rule.
The Trump administration on Tuesday (June 19) finalized a highly anticipated rule expanding the ability of employers to band together to create association health plans (AHPs) that supporters say offers consumers more coverage choices and detractors worry will destabilize existing markets and put