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Arkansas Small Business Health Insurance

Arkansas health insurance laws are different in regards to small businesses and the self-employed. Often these types of health insurance policies are easier to qualify for than an individual health insurance policy, even if you are not in the best of health.

This guide:

  • Describes small business health insurance laws in Arkansas.

  • Briefly explains self-employed Arkansas health insurance.

  • Alerts you to a beneficial tax deduction.

We also have a guide to Arkansas health insurance for families and individuals.


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Arkansas small business health insurance regulations

Arkansas health insurance companies must sell small business health insurance to any small business. Qualifying Arkansas small businesses must be offered the same health insurance sold to other Arkansas small business. To be eligible a small business must have employees totalling between 2 and 50.

Also, employees must meet a minimum level of participation in order to qualify for Arkansas small business health insurance. Depending upon the health insurance company, a percentage of employees must purchase the policy or the Arkansas small business health insurance policy will be terminated.

If both requirements are met, Arkansas health insurance companies must sell health insurance to any small business that applies.

On a different note, the cost of Arkansas small business health insurance is only slightly limited. The price of Arkansas small business health insurance can fluctuate due to the age, gender or health status of the employees, but within boundaries.

Finally, as with individual health insurance policies, illness can not be used as grounds for terminating an Arkansas small business health insurance policy.

Self-employed Arkansas health insurance regulations

States have different rules for dealing with health insurance for the self-employed. In Arkansas, the owner of a small business can purchase an Arkansas small business health insurance policy, even if there are no other employees.

As a self-employed individual you can either purchase an Arkansas small business health insurance policy or you can buy an individual Arkansas health insurance policy. Both have advantages.

If you choose the former, the protections and advantages of having small business health insurance is guaranteed. If you chose the latter, part of your premiums can be deducted from your taxes.

More AR small business health insurance help

If you want more help getting the a good health insurance policy, read our guide to small business health insurance.

To find out more about AR group health insurance laws and regulations, visit the official website of the Arkansas Insurance Department.





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