NFIB/West Virginia Legislative Victories
Won an exemption in new health-insurance mandate for small businesses
Lawmakers passed a bill requiring employers who offer health insurance benefits to include coverage for autism spectrum disorders. NFIB fought successfully to exempt businesses with 25 or fewer employers and cap coverage at $30,000 a year.
Held the line on Unemployment Base Rate for Small Business.
NFIB worked with the governor’s office and the legislature on ideas that will lower the unemployment rate and encourage lawmakers to adopt policies that encourage job creation and small business investment.
Continued to successfully oppose tax increases
Thanks to NFIB’s strong lobbying efforts, there hasn’t been a tax increase for West Virginia’s business community in nearly a decade. NFIB/West Virginia joined other business groups that helped reduce the food tax by 1 cent.