Below, you'll have key points and break-out links to lots of research on every aspect of California group health insurance process and options.
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Small Group health insurance is currently available from 1 life up to 100 in California.
This is the market place for employers who want to offer health benefits to their employees, owners, and officers as a qualified tax write off.
Group health is also affected by the ACA law significantly since Jan 1st 2014 which we'll discuss.
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Group health is guaranteed issue regardless of health and the carriers can not increase premium based on health or size of group.
To qualify, groups generally need to:
Employers have the choice to offer to part timer (below 30 hours weekly) or not.
Most carriers offer the ability to offer many plan options to each employee and allow employer to fix contribution amount to dollar amount or % of plan.
Group health plans tend to be richer in benefits but more expensive although this cost difference has gone away unless a person qualifies for a tax credit based on income. There's a wide range of HMO's (still competitive), PPO's, HSA's, and EPO's.
The network is really the big difference between employer and individual/family health plans these days.
BlueCard (access to providers in other States) is still available with
employer plans but dissapearing from individual/family networks.
Individual/family networks are about 1/3rd the size of employer plans
now with many premier hospitals/doctors no longer available.
Cobra is a set of laws which offer continuation of coverage options to employees that leave the health plan in certain situations (termination, loss of hours, etc).
There are Group Tax Credits available. Contact us to see if you are eligible
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