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Dear Advocates,

2015 is here and we have so much to look forward to this year. The 2015 calendar is already set, so be sure to check out the signature events as well as anything that is relevant to what you care the most about. We are also excited to bring our members a great looking and new website in 2015. And of course the cause, Advocacy, below is a great synopsis of the health care initiative we would like everyone to share at breakfasts, lunches and Happy Hours. The SBAC took on and how it is playing out. Should give everyone to that puts the SBAC pin on, or is a member great pride in what we all accomplished together. I know I am so proud to be part of this dynamic organization as we begin a new year and continue our mission to make Illinois a better place for the small business community!!!

Health Care

SBAC members worked extremely hard, and built a robust coalition, to bring a health insurance cooperative to Illinois. We lead the fight in Springfield and now Land of Lincoln Health is providing small business owners and their employees another option when it comes to health insurance. The Land of Lincoln Cooperative is owned by its members, operated by their advocates and is closely aligned with the medical community. Through the power of critical mass, the SBAC and our coalition partners, brought a competition to the health insurance market and that should lead to more affordable health insurance options for the small business community.

Advocacy

The SBAC has a full agenda this year in Springfield. We will be fighting to ensure small businesses play on a level playing field in the state through numerous initiatives. The SBAC is completely non-partisan and laser-focused on improving the economic environment for the small business community.