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Delaware Small Business Health Insurance

There are different Delaware health insurance laws governing small businesses or 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 Delaware.

  • Briefly explains self-employed Delaware health insurance.

  • Alerts you to a beneficial tax deduction.

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

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Delaware small business health insurance regulations

All small businesses are eligible to purchase Delaware small business health insurance. Also, if a small business has between 2 and 50 employees, Delaware health insurance companies must offer them a health insurance policy with similar benefits as ones they've sold to other small businesses.

A small business must also meet minimum enrollment requirements or they risk policy cancellation. In Delaware, health insurance companies may require that a certain number of eligible employees purchase the Delaware small business health insurance policy and that the employer contributes a specific amount toward his employee's premiums.

Additionally, the amount Delaware health insurance companies can charge for Delaware small business health insurance can increase on the basis of the groups' health status, age, and gender. However, there are limits to how much extra.

Finally, it is illegal for Delaware health insurance companies to cancel an existing Delaware small business health insurance policy on the basis of a illness.

Self-employed Delaware health insurance

States handle health insurance for the self-employed differently. In Delaware, if you are the sole employee and owner of a business, you are allowed to purchase an Delaware small business health insurance policy.

If you choose to buy a Delaware small business health insurance policy, you are protected under the same health insurance laws as every other Delaware small business.

Either way, as a self-employed business owner, you are eligible to deduct a portion of your Delaware health insurance premiums from your taxes. If you itemize your tax deduction, up to 80% of your premiums can be deducted.

More DE 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 DE group health insurance laws and regulations, visit the official website of the State of Delaware Insurance Department.

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