You may be blocking your employees from a Government Subsidy
If you are NOT offering a GREAT group health insurance plan (defined by your contribution) you may unknowingly block your employees (and their families) from a Government subsidy.
As an employer, you know great health insurance benefits attract the best and brightest talent to your company. Traditional group health insurance may no longer be the best option. You may unknowingly block your employees and their families from a Government subsidy if they are entitled to one, and not even know it by offering a group health insurance plan.
Allow your employees to get their APTC (Advanced Premium Tax Credit) subsidy from the Government, and depending on their Federal Poverty Level, a CSR (Cost Sharing Reduction) on their deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays too. Click here for more information
Will Obamacare affect Group Health Insurance?
With the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare”, businesses with less than 50 full-time-equivalent employees are NOT required to provide health insurance to their employees. Businesses with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees MUST provide “affordable” health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
Small Businesses May Receive Tax Credits
Businesses with 25 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees (with average annual wages less than $50,000), may be eligible for tax credits up to 50% of the employer’s contribution.
What does Group Health Insurance Cost?
Once your application has been reviewed and approved, the insurance company will determine the final monthly cost for your group health insurance plan using the information from the application. With the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare”, the health of your employees (including any pre-existing conditions), will no longer impact group health insurance rates. The main contributors to the cost will be the size and location of your company plus the age of your employees.