Small Business Health Care
Mission

House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) has convened a working group of small businesses and legislators to examine obstacles and opportunities for small business owners seeking to purchase health insurance coverage for their employees and their own families. The group is led by Rep. Robert Megna (D-New Haven), chair of the Insurance Committee. The Speaker has charged the working group with reviewing small group insurance regulations, the market's current offerings, the barriers that small business owners face when attempting to secure quality affordable health coverage, the impact of health insurance access on job growth in this sector, and alternative health insurance models. The group will assemble a set of legislative recommendations on how best to address the health insurance needs of the small business workforce.



Small Business Health Care
March 13, 2012
SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION
The Speaker’s Working Group on Small Business Health Care unveiled legislation aimed at reducing health insurance costs, including a measure that would allow small businesses to purchase employee health care coverage through the state employee health plan. READ MORE

Small Business Health Care
January 30, 2012
SPEAKER’S SMALL-BUSINESS GROUP GIVES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING HEALTH-CARE COSTS
House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) and Rep. Robert Megna (D-New Haven), hailed the recommendations of a group of business owners and lawmakers Monday aimed at reducing health-care costs for small businesses. READ MORE

October 11, 2011
HEALTH CARE COSTS "DAUNTING OBSTACLE" TO SMALL BUSINESS JOB GROWTH
Speaker Donovan launches a working group to look at the obstacles and opportunities for small business owners seeding to purchase health insurance coverage for their employees and families. "As health care costs have grown, small businesses have had to drop and cut coverage or sacrifice job growth," Speaker Donovan said. "We need to determine how to make health insurance for small businesses affordable, but also easily comparable, available, accessible, and meaningful." READ MORE