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SIGN UP: Conference Call on Health Insurance Open Enrollment

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Created on November 10, 2014

A new online marketplace will go live on November 15, making it easier for businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees to offer health insurance. That same day, open enrollment will begin again for individuals seeking coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Join us for a conversation about the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) online marketplace and the second open enrollment period of the ACA. Rhett Buttle and Dean Mohs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will discuss health insurance for small businesses and take your questions and suggestions on the ACA.

SHOP Early Access Available to Small Businesses in Five States

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Rhett Buttle, Director, Private Sector Engagement
Created on November 7, 2014

The Federally-Facilitated Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace Early Access launched on October 27th in Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey and Ohio. The SHOP Marketplace helps small businesses provide health coverage to their employees and is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. “SHOP Early Access” will allow small businesses, agents, and brokers to try out new online pre-enrollment SHOP features, and help set the stage for the full online debut on November 15.

Small businesses, health insurance agents and brokers and trained assisters are getting an early chance to use the pre-enrollment features between now and when online enrollment in SHOP coverage begins nationwide. The users of Early Access are helping us to test the new online features, which will give the SHOP Marketplace important information about the user experience to begin the continuous quality improvement process before the site goes live in mid-November.

MBDA Business Centers Provide Technical Expertise Helping Minority Business Entrepreneurs Reach Success

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Created on November 6, 2014

EntreprenuersFor more than four decades, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has led Federal Government efforts to provide focused support to minority businesses enterprises (MBEs), which are increasingly critical contributors to the U.S. economy.

With an eco-system of 44 MBDA Business Centers located across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the Agency’s national programs and initiatives provide increased access to contracts, capital and markets. Although the centers are strategically located in areas with the largest number of MBEs, there are no geographical boundaries for service delivery, which allows MBDA clients, regardless of their location, to seek services from any MBDA Business Center.

The Facts About Exporting

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Created on November 6, 2014

The Facts About Exporting addresses some of the misconceptions that exist and paves the way for exporting more American-made products around the world. What percentage of the world’s customers do you think live outside of the U.S.? Who exports more: small or large companies? Take a look at the infographic and learn these facts and more!

Save the Date - SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit

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Created on November 5, 2014

A Strong Commitment to Investors

Please join us for the SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit from March 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker have made it clear that the United States is “open for business” and warmly welcomes foreign investors to operate in our transparent, stable and open market.

SelectUSA provides world-class services for international firms of all sizes as they consider investing in the United States.

Building on Success – The SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit

The SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit will bring together key players to help investors learn about the incredibly diverse opportunities across the country – all in one building. The 2015 Investment Summit aims to build on the success of the 2013 Summit.

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