Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Colorado.
On April 28, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted comments concerning the outsourcing of the benefits process for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program, a move that could compromise the integrity of this essential benefit for small business owners in Colorado.
As entrepreneurs continue to navigate business and economic challenges stemming from pandemic, Small Business Majority surveyed small business owners and operators in Colorado to assess business conditions and the rising costs of healthcare.
On April 4, Small Business Majority, alongside Good Business Colorado and members of its national network, filed an amicus brief in support of Colorado's paid family and medical leave program, which will benefit small businesses and their employees.
On April 1, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Health and Insurance Committee on legislation that requiring Health Care Sharing Arrangements (HCSAs) to submit basic information to the Colorado Division of Insurance about how they operate, which will provide greater transparency for all Coloradans and entrepreneurs who may wish to sign up for HCSAs.
On February 24, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted comments concerning the methodology for calculating premium rate reductions for the Colorado Options' small group market standardardized health benefit plan. We encourage the Colorado Division of Insurance to revise and establish fair rules to better serve the needs of small businesses.
On February 24, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on legislation that would allow business owners to file complaints and seek relief related to business identity theft through the Colorado Secretary of State.
On February 16, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on reducing costly fees associated with business registrations for aspiring and current Colorado entrepreneurs. Reducing or waiving business-related fees will remove just one of the many financial barriers on entrepreneurs who are scrambling to keep their businesses afloat.
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On October 21, Small Business Majority submitted procedural recommendations concerning the establishment of the Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option. This program will address racial inequities in Colorado’s healthcare system to ensure that all small businesses in Colorado have access to a robust, more affordable and comprehensive healthcare option.