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Colorado Small Business Health Insurance

Specific Colorado health insurance laws govern the purchase of small business and self-employed health insurance. 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. But you must be eligible.

This guide:

  • Describes small business health insurance laws in Colorado.

  • Briefly explains self-employed Colorado health insurance.

  • Alerts you to a beneficial tax deduction.

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


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Colorado small business health insurance regulations

Colorado health insurance companies must sell small group health insurance to any small business. Additionally, there are two state standardized small business health plans that must be offered by Colorado health insurance companies.

Also, small businesses of more than 2 but less the 50 must be offered the same Colorado small business health insurance policies that are sold to other small businesses.

If you qualify, your company must also meet minimum participation requirements set by your Colorado health insurance company. Unless you meet the minimum level of participation that your Colorado health insurance company requires, your policy can be terminated.

Although the availability of Colorado small business health insurance polices is controlled, the price of these policies can still be quite high.

For instance, it is legal for Colorado health insurance companies to charge higher premiums for a Colorado small business health insurance policy due to the group's age, family size and geographic location. However, small businesses cannot be charged higher premiums due to the group's health status.

Finally, as with individual health insurance, illness can not be used as grounds for terminating a Colorado small business health insurance policy.

Self-employed Colorado health insurance regulations

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

Since self-employed individuals can either purchase a Colorado small business health insurance policy or an individual Colorado health insurance policy, you should be sure to chose the type that benefits you the most.

Both have advantages.

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

More CO small business health insurance help

If you want more help getting the best health insurance policy to meet your needs, read our guide to small business health insurance.

To find out more about CO group health insurance laws and regulations, visit the official website of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Insurance Division.





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