Self-employed business owners and health insurance
People who are self employed can now buy small-group (group of one) health insurance.
How to qualify
- You need to be in business for at least one year.
- In the previous tax year, at least 75 percent of your income must have come from your business. To prove this, you'll need to give the insurance company a copy of your IRS Form 1040(C) or (F).
Advantages of small-group health insurance
- Insurance companies can't consider your health status when you apply for small-group health insurance.
- You can add a child to your plan outside of the child open-enrollment periods.
Disadvantage of small-group health insurance
If your business income falls below 75 percent in a tax year, you'll no longer qualify for small-group insurance and the insurer can cancel your plan at the next renewal.
How to find a plan
Call us at 800-562-6900 and request to speak with a health insurance analyst.