Report | Apr. 2015

Lessons Learned from the Small Business Assistance Program

Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin, Carrie Tracy, Kyle Brittingham

Summary: New York’s Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) was a first-in-the-nation program that trained and provided grants to small business-serving organizations to educate New York State small employers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help them with their health insurance problems. During the two years of the SBAP program, it served 28,575 small businesses around the state, through 6,064 individual counseling sessions and presentations to 22,511 people. This report describes the important lessons learned by CSS and its SBAP partners through the course of this unique program.

Issues: Access to Health Care

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