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Small business and ACA


Hangout with the SBA and Cover Oregon to find out

The third in a series of three Google+ Hangouts brought to you by the SBA and Cover Oregon will discuss what small businesses need to know about Oregon’s Health Care Marketplace, Cover Oregon, and how they will access coverage through the web portal. Cover Oregon will address specific small business needs including:

  • How to request real-time carrier quotes including available plans and rates
  • The process to search for and select a medical plan and dental plan for employees
  • How to set up the open enrollment period for employees
  • The process for e-signature and carrier submission

Have additional questions about how the health care law will impact your business in Oregon? Watch the earlier Hangouts that covered specific topics of the Affordable Care Act like the Marketplace and the Small Business Tax Credit.

The first Hangout described the new Health Care Marketplace in Oregon, Cover Oregon. Through Cover Oregon, employers and individuals will be able to shop for health insurance plans and access financial assistance to help pay for coverage. The second Hangout covered the small business tax credit available under ACA and the eligibility requirements to qualify for it.

Join us September 17, 2013, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. and learn how Cover Oregon can help you.

Registration is not required for these Hangouts.  Simply click on SBA’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/sba or Google+ Page www.google.com/+sbagov and tweet your questions using the hashtag #CoverOregon.

Meet Portland’s new District Director


Direct from the Director

Portland District Director Camron Doss

Camron Doss District Director Portland District Office

Hi Oregon and SW Washington Newsletter Subscribers –

I wanted to briefly introduce myself to you and share how excited I am to be joining the Portland District Office and taking on the role of Director.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with numerous small businesses and I’ve seen first hand how the federal government can help them grow and succeed through contracting and procurement. I got started with the federal government about 15 years ago. My first job was with the U.S. National Park Service as a Park Ranger Interpreter and an On-Campus Recruiter. After that I headed to the General Services Administration where I worked as a Real Property Management Intern, Contracting Officer, Asset Manager, Supervisory Property Manager and most recently, I was the Director of the Southern Service Center for the GSA Northwest/Artic Region.

Small businesses drive our economy here in the Portland District and across the country – and that’s one of the reasons I am so excited about my new position with the SBA. I truly believe in our mission – we are here to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.

Whether you have an idea, need a business plan or are looking to expand your current business – our office and the network of resource partners have programs and tools to assist you.

I look forward to seeing you in the community and at upcoming events and trainings.

– Camron Doss