Meeting Archive:
What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business

Meeting Description:

This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed include:

  • Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits)— who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
  • Marketplace updates
  • Shared responsibility
  • Cost containment
  • Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law
A question and answer period will follow.
About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with small business owners, policy experts, and elected officials nationwide to bring nonpartisan small business voices to the public policy table. 
Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): United States Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Meredith K. Olafson - Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
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In her role as Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator, Ms. Olafson is responsible for overseeing the U.S. Small Business Administration’s education and outreach efforts around health care and the Affordable Care Act. 

Previously, Ms. Olafson served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Agency’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, where she worked on special initiatives involving entrepreneurship.  Prior to that, Ms. Olafson served as an Attorney Advisor in the Agency’s Office of General Counsel with a focus on employment and labor law matters.

Before joining the Agency, Ms. Olafson was an associate at Hunton & Williams LLP and Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, where she represented a diverse range of businesses in employment litigation at the federal and state level and provided advice and counsel on a range of employment-related matters.  Ms. Olafson received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Northwestern University.

Grant Lahmann - Outreach Director, Small Business Majority
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As Outreach Director, Grant Lahmann oversees and coordinates Small Business Majority’s outreach and education operations around the country. He is also responsible for coordinating with SBM business and advocacy partners to help bring the small business voice to outreach efforts a across a variety of policy issues. Grant spent time as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and has an extensive background in political campaigns, most recently managing or directing several campaigns across the country.