Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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The report, the second this year, was produced as part of an effort by Barbara Kelley, executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, to hold meetings across the state that were attended by business owners, local government officials, advocacy organizations and community groups.
These discussions identified regulatory inefficiencies in state government, as well as suggestions to address red tape.
“Red tape stymies innovation and economic growth,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement. “That’s why government needs to know when to regulate, how to regulate and when to get out of the way. This effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on business will help entrepreneurs and companies thrive in Colorado.”
Some rules will be modified, while others will be repealed altogether.
Some examples of rules to be repealed include: