Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Small Business Self-Insurance
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of November 11, 2013:
On Thursday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), will conduct a hearing titled Self-Insurance and Health Benefits: An Affordable Option for Small Business? The purpose of the hearing is to examine the trend of small businesses choosing to self-insure to cover their employees rather than purchase health benefit plans from insurers. The hearing will also examine whether changes to the health care marketplace, including the implementation of the health care law, are influencing these decisions.
“According to Gallup, the cost of health insurance is the top concern for small business owners. Choosing to self-insure is an option that may help small business owners lower their cost for providing health insurance,” said Rep. Collins. “I look forward to discussing self insurance options with our witnesses and examining whether the implementation of the health care law is having an impact on the number of small businesses who choose to self-insure.”
Watch the hearing live HERE.
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EST
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology
Self-Insurance and Health Benefits: An Affordable Option for Small Business?