Meeting Archive:
What the Healthcare Law Means for your California Small Business

Meeting Description:

Join us for this webinar series discussing the new healthcare law – the Affordable Care Act – and what it means for California small businesses. We will focus on the key federal and state provisions impacting small businesses and what new health insurance options are available. Topics Include:

  • Covered California – a one-stop shop online health insurance marketplace where small businesses and the self-employed can shop for health coverage for their needs and budget
  • Small business tax credits (available to businesses and non-profits) – who is eligible for them and how to claim them
  • New consumer protections
  • How the law contains health insurance costs
  • Employer and Individual Shared Responsibility
  • Tools and resources available for small businesses 
A question and answer period will follow.
For more information in advance of this series please visit the Covered California website at
Date: Tue, Dec 10, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Carlos G. Mendoza
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District Director

Fresno District Office

U. S. Small Business Administration

Carlos G. Mendoza serves as the District Director for the Small Business Administration's Fresno district which covers the 15 counties of Central California.  Mendoza has over 44 years of education and experience in the field of Business, Housing and Community Development, both in the public and private sectors.

Besides Fresno, Carlos has worked for the SBA in Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas.   Prior to SBA, Carlos worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in California and Arizona where he held several management positions.

Mendoza is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University and Cal State University East Bay and attended the Wharton Evening School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Herbert
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Project Manager / Outreach Manager

Small Business Majority

Mark Herbert is Project Manager and Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority. Mark manages Small Business Majority’s statewide project to educate small business owners about Covered California, the state’s new health insurance marketplace. Mark works closely with Covered California and Small Business Majority’s California outreach team to ensure the project is successful. In addition, Mark works directly with business organizations and small business owners, to educate them about the Affordable Care Act. Previously, Mark worked for state and federal lawmakers, where he directed business operations and built relationships with small business owners about public policy issues.