Covered California for Small Business announces 4% average rate increase for 2022
After another year of record enrollment, Covered California for Small Business has released its rates and choices for next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

Covered California for Small Business announces 4% average rate increase for 2022
After another year of record enrollment, Covered California for Small Business has released its rates and choices for next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August because of unemployment benefits and vaccine mandates
(Natural News) A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, according to data from the Department of Labor. This wave of mass resignations is caused by expanded unemployment benefits and Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine mandates. Small businesses are expected to bear the brunt of the damage caused by this difficult situation. According to the Bureau of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small businesses are gaining access to corporate-level health benefits
Owning a small business shouldn't mean your company's health benefits suffer. Today, small businesses face the challenge of navigating a health care landscape that offers minimal flexibility and a limited number of options. A recent study found about one-third of small business owners consider dropping their health coverage entirely. After facing the damaging economic effects of Covid-19, now more than ever, small businesses need to secure quality, affordable health coverage. So, what’s the plan? The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: AvMed Source Type: news

Meet The Sudanese Doctor Who Turned Nurse Staffing On Its Head
By helping hundreds of hospitals like HCA Healthcare hire nurses faster and with less aggravation, Iman Abuzeid has built the rare VC-backed startup that ’s already profitable. It likely won’t be long before it becomes a unicorn. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Jennings, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Venture Capital /venture-capital Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Daily Cover daily-cover Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

National Institutes of Health awards TriAltus Bioscience $256,000 NIH grant
A local biotech company has secured a six-figure grant. TriAltus Bioscience has been awarded a $256,576 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health for its project called “Universal affinity membrane chromatography for rapid, one-step purification of proteins" that aims to make use of TriAltus’ pa tented protein purification technology. The highly competitive STTR program funds joint research proposals from small businesses that partner with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. The pain management program is Cambridge-based 1910 Genetics' first disclosed target. The grant requires the company to come up with a lead drug candidate by next December, with the option to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Mass. biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Mass. biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Namibia: SMEs Get Covid-19 Resilience Funding
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -- To assist entrepreneurs recovering from Covid-19, SMEs Compete provided an opportunity to 20 small business owners to pitch their products to a panel of adjudicators for possible funding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small Business Owners Who Depend On Social Media Are Exploring Other Options After The Facebook Outage
“I plan to have my own website soon so people can order off that,” said one jewelry designer. “I cannot control Instagram.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New health insurer targets sustainably affordable coverage for small and mid-sized businesses in Tampa Bay
Covid-19 has put a spotlight on challenges tied to the affordability of health care for employers and its impact on coverage for their employees. A recent survey found that one in three small business owners nationwide say it has been hard to obtain health insurance coverage during the pandemic. That percentage was even higher for small business owners of color. Though pandemic-related challenges like loss of revenue and difficulty accessi ng capital contributed to the inability to obtain coverage,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Molis Source Type: news

New health insurer targets sustainably affordable coverage for small and mid-sized businesses in Orlando
Covid-19 has put a spotlight on challenges tied to the affordability of health care for employers and its impact on coverage for their employees. A recent survey found that one in three small business owners nationwide say it has been hard to obtain health insurance coverage during the pandemic. That percentage was even higher for small business owners of color. Though pandemic-related challenges like loss of revenue and difficulty accessi ng capital contributed to the inability to obtain coverage,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Molis Source Type: news

Shopping for health insurance for your small business? Don ’t make these 5 common mistakes
Small business owners tend to make mistakes when choosing health insurance plans, from settling for the cheapest plan to forgoing a partnership with a broker. Before you embark on your health insurance journey, make sure to avoid these common pitfalls, which will end up costing you more money in the long run. Not understanding the law, eligibility requirements or tax provisions. Health care is a highly regulated industry. That's why there are licensed agents and brokers dedicated to staying up… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael DeRoche Source Type: news

Shopping for health insurance for your small business? Don ’t make these 5 common mistakes
Small business owners tend to make mistakes when choosing health insurance plans, from settling for the cheapest plan to forgoing a partnership with a broker. Before you embark on your health insurance journey, make sure to avoid these common pitfalls, which will end up costing you more money in the long run. Not understanding the law, eligibility requirements or tax provisions. Health care is a highly regulated industry. That's why there are licensed agents and brokers dedicated to staying up… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael DeRoche Source Type: news

How working with a health insurance broker can save your small business time and money
If a small business owner wants to attract top-notch talent in an incredibly competitive job market, they have to offer solid health care options. And navigating the benefits world can be a daunting, time-consuming task. Especially if you ’re under a tight budget. That’s where brokers come in. A survey from The Commonwealth Fund found that 92% of the small business owners surveyed found brokers to be helpful in their search. That’s because once a broker gets to know your business needs, they… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Cigna Administered by Oscar Source Type: news

5 ways small businesses can attract and retain top talent right now
Attracting amazing talent, and keeping it, has become highly competitive after COVID-19. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 4 million people quit their jobs last April, forcing employers to take a hard look at how they conduct business and engage with employees. And it turns out that offering great compensation isn't enough. Employers are beginning to focus on benefits as they seek to attract top-notch people. Here are a few ways for your company to stand out in the current … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel Templin Source Type: news

Small business owners need to stop believing these common health insurance myths
As a small business owner, you may be wondering if it's worth it to offer health care benefits to your employees. Shopping around for health insurance can feel like an impossible mission with complicated and costly plans. However, you can find affordable care options for your team with the right guidance. Let's take a look at some common misunderstandings that may be keeping you from investing in health insurance or stuck with the wrong kind. Myth: As a small business owner, I can't afford to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Cigna + Oscar Source Type: news

Small business owners can ’t afford to ignore their employees’ mental health
Swipe for a few minutes on social media and you ’ll see a trend. Aside from TikTok challenges and recipe hacks, there’s an ocean of memes and educational posts about mental health. From coping with depression and anxiety to supporting someone grieving, mental health is undeniably a hot topic. Yet, many employers and small businesses don't ful ly grasp how to support employees, even though it directly affects their business. The COVID-19 pandemic brought workplace mental health front and center.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Mulqueeney Source Type: news

How your small business can save money while still offering great health insurance
Quality health insurance can be a pricey investment for a small business. But offering great benefits is imperative to attract and retain top talent. In today ’s ultra-competitive job market, employees demand more from their workplaces. In a recent survey, 88% of 2000 participants said the type of health insurance an employer offers sways their decision on whether to take or stay at a job. Offering the right plans and creating an environment where em ployees can save on their healthcare is key… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Priscilla Henley Source Type: news

Small business owners can ’t afford to ignore their employees’ mental health
Swipe for a few minutes on social media and you ’ll see a trend. Aside from TikTok challenges and recipe hacks, there’s an ocean of memes and educational posts about mental health. From coping with depression and anxiety to supporting someone grieving, mental health is undeniably a hot topic. Yet, many employers and small businesses don't ful ly grasp how to support employees, even though it directly affects their business. The COVID-19 pandemic brought workplace mental health front and center.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Mulqueeney Source Type: news

SBA: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on an information collection regarding various forms used for the Paycheck Protection Program. Comments are due by October 29, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Small Business Development and United Nations Development Programme Launch Study On Impact of Covid-19 On Micro and Informal Businesses in South Africa, 28 Sept
[Govt of SA] The Department of Small Business Development in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme launches a study on the impact of COVID-19 on Micro and Informal Businesses in South Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How This Nonprofit Has Helped 111 Million Women Access Contraceptive Care
For more than half a century, PSI has worked to build sustainable health solutions for those who need the help the most. In the last 25 years alone, PSI has helped avert over 111 million unintended pregnancies and prevent more than 5 million HIV infections. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Tsai, Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Startups Source Type: news

Small Business Awards 2021 Small company finalist - EvolvedMD
The Phoenix Business Journal's 2021 Small Business Awards finalists and winners share how their companies adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic and where they want to be in five years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Small Business Awards 2021 Small company finalist - 911OccMed - Workplace Wellness
The Phoenix Business Journal's 2021 Small Business Awards finalists and winners share how their companies adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic and where they want to be in five years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

How This Startup Aims To Help 50 Million Caregivers In America
Cariloop ’s mission is to help relieve the stress and anxiety felt by more than 50 million caregivers in the United States. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Tsai, Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Startups Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey
The Census Bureau is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on Phase 7 of the Small Business Pulse Survey to continue the study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of small businesses. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SBA: Borrower Appeals of Final Small Business Administration Loan Review Decisions Under the Paycheck Protection Program
Notice of final rule from the Small Business Administration providing procedures for appeals of certain final SBA loan review decisions under the Paycheck Protection Program. This rule applies to all appeals filed after the effective date of the rule. This rule is effective September 14, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cigna And Oscar Health Expand Small Business Plans To New Markets
Health insurers Cigna and Oscar Health are expanding health insurance for small businesses into new markets. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SBA: Borrower Appeals of Final Small Business Administration Loan Review Decisions Under the Paycheck Protection Program
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Small Business Administration providing procedures for appeals of certain final SBA loan review decisions under the Paycheck Protection Program. This rule applies to all appeals filed after the effective date of the rule. This rule is effective upon publication of this notice, which is scheduled for September 16, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cigna pairs with Oscar to offer new small-business health plans in St. Louis
The plans come at a time when small businesses have placed a higher priority on providing health insurance to employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Dems propose $3 trillion tax hike on working families and small businesses
(Natural News) House Democrats are proposing almost $3 trillion ($3,000,000,000,000) in tax increases including tax increases on small businesses and working families. This is the largest tax increase since 1968 compared to the size of the economy and the largest tax increase ever in nominal dollars. (Article by Alex Hendrie republished from ATR.org) Some of these tax increases include: Raising taxes on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cigna pairs with Oscar to offer new small business health plans in KC
The plans come at a time when small businesses have placed a higher priority on providing health insurance to employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Cigna pairs with Oscar to offer new small business health plans in KC
The plans come at a time when small businesses have placed a higher priority on providing health insurance to employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

SBA: Disaster Loan Program Changes
Notice of interim final rule with comment period from the Small Business Administration (SBA) implementing changes to the Disaster Loan Program regulations. For applications for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster (COVID EIDL) loans, this rule changes the definition of affiliation, the eligible uses of loan proceeds, and application of the size standard to certain hard-hit eligible entities and is establishing a maximum loan limit for borrowers in a single corporate group. This interim final rule is effective September 8, 2021. Comments are due by October 8, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Californian man, 79, sentenced to 4 years for charging small businesses and charities hugely inflated prices for printer toner
In one six-year stretch, prosecutors said Gilbert Michaels sold $126 million worth of toner to unsuspecting victim. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Memphis football and UnitedHealthcare look to help local small businesses score big with partnership program
“We wanted to give small businesses options and opportunities that they might not have on their own." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Corey Davis Source Type: news

University of Memphis football and UnitedHealthcare look to help local small businesses score big with partnership program
“We wanted to give small businesses options and opportunities that they might not have on their own." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Corey Davis Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   NIDCR News 5 Q&As About “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges” NIDCR issued a brief Q&A regarding details of the forthcoming report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges, which will be published in Fall 2021. This comprehensive report will examine improvements in oral health over t...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The new burdens the ever-evolving Covid-19 situation poses for businesses
From changing guidance to vaccination mandate concerns, Covid-19 continues to create headaches for small-business owners and executives. Experts say it's going to pose new administrative burdens. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

Transition of chemical management in Japan -shift to self-regulation and measures for small businesses - Jonai H, Ono M, Hirachi K, Tanaka M, Sohara H, Umemura Y.
Increased variety and use of chemicals and the number of chemical disasters have changed chemical management. Europe and the United States have adopted self-regulation in chemical management; furthermore, countries worldwide must comply with the relevant U... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mayor Bill de Blasio sued by business owners over New York City's vaccine mandate
(Natural News) A group of restaurant owners and five small businesses filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 17, against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over the city’s vaccine mandate targeting “certain establishments.” The lawsuit was filed in Richmond County Supreme Court. “This vaccine mandate is arbitrary and capricious due to the fact that it targets... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$840M construction contract awarded for new Louisville VA hospital
As much as $95 million in subcontracting will be available to veteran-owned firms, small businesses and regional firms with this project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

South Africa: Soweto Small Businesses Forced to Adapt or Die After the Double Whammy of Civil Unrest and Covid-19
[Daily Maverick] Small businesses brought to their knees by the pandemic have had to be innovative to stay alive after last month's violent protest and looting of businesses in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Upstate start-up wins top award from SUNY Startup Summer School to fund small business proposal in emerging technologies fields
Upstate ’s Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, and Thomas Stanford, MD, win support from SUNY Research Foundation special program. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Meet Rodolfo Medina Jr: Entrepreneur Providing Medical Supplies For The Disadvantaged In The Philippines
Story of how Rodolfo Medina Jr is building better medical care in the Philippines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tommy Williams, Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Amazon Delivery Partners Join Forces, Launch the Frontdoor Collective
The Front Door Collective is a new national delivery company made up of more than 100 small businesses that deliver packages for Amazon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's small businesses still can't find workers, but that's not their biggest problem
The job market is making things tough for small businesses, but even more entrepreneurs are struggling with inflation in raw materials... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news