Friday, May 17, 2013

AB837/ SBA Affordable Care

I am pleased to report the AB 837 passed unanimously in Appropriations this week. This bill will codify Small Business Development Centers and is a step to getting funding to meet the SBA match.SB Cal put together a coalition of 25 business associations supporting this legislation.

Yesterday I met with Go Biz director Kish Rajan and SB Cal will be working with him on further development of SBDCs

I gave a speech yesterday to the California Metals Association and it really is clear to me that small businesses need to understand more clearly the Affordable Care Act. Please see SBA call on this.

If you have 50 employees what is the threshold you have for employees qualifying for medical coverage. My guess is that it is more than 30 hours. This is important because under ACA 30 hours is the definition. Do you have employees that work 30 hours that are not on your medical plan?

Please Join SBA for our May Stakeholder Call

This month, SBA staff will discuss updates in the Affordable Care Act implementation and the SHOP marketplaces, along with previewing National Small Business Week. Please pass this on to your leaders, members, and any others who may be interested. We hope you can join!

WHAT: SBA’s Monthly Stakeholder Call

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21 at 3:00 PM ET (Please note that these calls take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 3 PM ET.)

To Register: Please email Chris Van Es at Call-in information will be sent to attendees Tuesday morning.

May Agenda:

1) Welcome

2) Affordable Care Act Implementation Update

3) National Small Business Week Preview

4) Questions

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


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