Group Health Insurance

Building a successful business is hard enough, without the added headache of finding affordable, quality health insurance.

Whether you're just starting out or own a small business with multiple employees, you're going to need help finding and securing health coverage.

Who needs a Group Health Plan?

Who needs a Group Health Plan?

Health insurance helps protect your finances in the following ways:

  • Discounted rates for medical care. 
  • Spares you unexpected medical costs. 
  • Protects your ability to work. 
  • Improves access to quality care. 
  • Encourages a healthier lifestyle with regular checkups and preventive care
  • Shields your business from personal medical costs. 
  • Hire and retain great workers. 

What kind of health plans are available to small business owners?

There are two primary categories of health insurance for small business owners and self-employed persons to choose from:

  • Individual and Family Plans purchased by individuals to cover themselves or their families
  • Small Business/Group Plans that are employer-paid health coverage

After that, there are more plan options to choose from:

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans are the most popular for individuals and families. It’s your responsibility to make sure that the health care providers you visit participate in the PPO. A PPO plan may be right for you, if:

  • Your doctor already participates in the PPO
  • You want to direct your own health care and can work with the predetermined preferred provider list

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans offer health care services through a network of providers who contract exclusively with the HMO or who agree to provide services to members. An HMO plan may be right for you if:

  • You’re willing to coordinate your care through a primary care physician and follow the rest of the HMO guidelines
  • You enjoy preventive care, such as coverage for checkups, immunizations, and similar services

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) eligible plans are usually plans with higher deductibles, designed for use with HSAs. Similar to a flexible spending account (FSA) or 401(k), an HSA is a special bank account, which allows participants to save pre-tax money, specifically for future medical expenses. An HSA-eligible plan may be right for you if:

  • You want to pay for health care expenses with pre-tax dollars
  • You’re relatively healthy and don’t need lots of care or doctor visits
  • You prefer a cheaper monthly premium, even if it means having a higher deductible
  • You want to “roll over” your contributions each year