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Are you a small business owner trying to navigate health insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees are not required to offer health insurance. However, those with 1–50 full-time employees can opt for coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Providing health and dental benefits may qualify small employers for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, reducing premium costs.

Brokers play a vital role in designing health insurance plans tailored to the needs of small businesses and can also create two-tiered options (options for the owner and those of his team). By offering different coverage tiers, businesses can manage costs effectively while ensuring valuable benefits. Brokers are well-versed in ACA regulations and can guide businesses through the complexity of health insurance options.

Health insurance brokers can also recommend strategies like Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to enhance affordability for both employers and employees. Seeking advice from brokers who understand the ACA marketplace can help find a balanced plan that meets coverage needs efficiently.

Consulting with a broker is advisable when exploring health insurance options, especially for insights into the best plans based on business size and industry. Additionally, contributions to employees' health insurance plans are generally tax-deductible, with potential eligibility for tax credits. Working with a tax professional ensures accurate expense reporting and maximizes deductions.

For more insights on small business health insurance providers in 2024, check out Forbes Advisor's article: "Best Small Business Health Insurance Providers Of 2024 – Forbes Advisor." Best Small Business Health Insurance Providers Of 2024 – Forbes Advisor

Reach out to an Insurance Broker and CPA for more information

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