Missouri Business Headlines

Businesses want a Missouri solution to rising health care costs

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By now, business leaders have long been conditioned to expect shocking health benefit rate increases on an annual basis. Rising prices impact every company that offers health insurance benefits, with small businesses feeling the most pain. Those costs are ultimately borne by our economy. It’s an increasingly urgent problem. In 2019, the Missouri Chamber conducted […]

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Gov. Parson signs Senate Bill 514, expanding small employers’ access to health insurance options

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Health insurance expenses and the pressures of the federal Affordable Care Act are major concerns for companies across Missouri, and these burdens are felt most acutely by small businesses. In response to this, a new type of health insurance came to Missouri. Called a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA), this model enables smaller employers to join together […]

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Final week — We are fighting for these 12 issues

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Start the countdown — the 2019 Legislative Session ends at 6 p.m. this Friday. Lawmakers are hastening to finalize bills, and the Missouri Chamber is focused on advocating for 12 important legislative issues that are poised to cross the finish line and land on the governor’s desk. As we continue to work in the state […]

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Senate committee considers small business health insurance legislation

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In today’s tight labor market, many small businesses in Missouri strive to retain and offer value to their employees. Providing health insurance is often a fundamental part of those efforts, but small employers are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. What many of those employers likely don’t know is that the Missouri Chamber […]

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