Does Your Small Business Meet The Requirements For Health Insurance Coverage


Are There Any Requirements Employers Must Follow?

Group health insurance plans are a kind of employer-sponsored coverage, meaning the business shares some of the cost for the employees’ health insurance. Monthly premium costs are split between the employees and the business, and employees must pay 50% of each employee premium. (How much a business must pay is dependent on the location of the business.)

What Are The Necessary Documents For Employees To Provide Employees With Health Insurance

A small business applying for group coverage must submit accounting, tax and legal documents that will provide the following information:

  • Type of business
  • Business location
  • Payroll documentation

With this information, the insurance company will investigate the authenticity of the business, which can be found in its tax filings. If your company has all the documentation in order, the process of knowing you meet the health insurance requirements for your employees will go smoother.


When A Small Business Does Offer Health Insurance To Its Employees

Although small businesses are not required to offer its employees a health insurance plan, those that do can take advantage of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. Eligibility of this credit hinges on three primary conditions:

  • You do not have more than 25 full-time employees or equivalent employees
  • The average pay wage for all employees is no more than $51,600 a year
  • You pay about half of the employees’ health insurance premium