The CalChamber news network project, “CalChamber News,” aims to keep CalChamber members and others informed of public policy issues having an impact on the job climate and economy.
CalChamber News Video Features In-Depth Discussion of California Drought
(February 13, 2014) Today, the California Chamber of Commerce released its newest edition of CalChamber News featuring an in-depth discussion of issues stemming from California’s historic drought.
In addition to CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, the video includes perspective from two top water policy experts – Dave Puglia, Senior Vice President of Western Growers (WGA) and Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow with Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
Covered California Director Answers Questions Affecting Large Employers
(September 18, 2013) This is the last video in a series that answers employers' questions about changes in the health care landscape and what they need to do to prepare for the law.
The video features Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee, who discusses specifics of the Affordable Care Act as they relate to large employers. Rick Niello, president of Niello Auto Group, also is featured asking a number of questions that reflect the types of issues large employers face.
CalChamber News Video Focuses on Need for Immigration Reform:
Zaremberg Calls on California Congressional Delegation to Provide Leadership
(July 12, 2013) California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is calling for leadership by the California’s Congressional delegation on immigration reform in the latest edition of CalChamber News, a video series that focuses on critical issues for job creators. The latest installment, “Immigration Reform,” was released today.
Health Care Tax Doesn't Add Up
(May 30, 2013) This edition of CalChamber News features a job killer bill, AB 880 (Gomez; Los Angeles), that would require the state's largest employers to pay a penalty for each worker who opts to enroll in the state's MediCal program. The bill impacts a wide range of industries, including large non profits, all of which would be hit hard with new significant financial penalties related to health care coverage for their workforce.
New Segment of CalChamber News Released:
Video Features Answers to Questions about Covered California
(April 29, 2013) The California Chamber of Commerce today released its latest edition of CalChamber News featuring information about Covered California, the state’s health exchange. Covered California is the first-in-the nation online health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. It will help individuals and small businesses compare health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they qualify for federal tax credits and enroll in a plan that meets their specific needs.
Deadline Approaching to Claim Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
(March 5, 2013) As the March 15 corporate tax filing deadline approaches, California’s small businesses need to know they may qualify for an important health care tax credit available under the Affordable Care Act.
Federal Grants Available for Business Workplace Wellness Programs
(February 6, 2013) As California moves toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act, wellness programs that promote healthy choices to prevent illness are in the spotlight of the latest edition of CalChamber News. Under the law, federal grants may be available to some small businesses to offset the cost of established wellness programs, and insurance companies must provide wellness services, such as counseling and health screenings, at no extra cost to the employee.