Utah Small Business Health Insurance
Different Utah health insurance laws apply to the health insurance of 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.
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Utah small business health insurance regulations
Utah small business health insurance laws require Utah health insurance companies to sell any small business a group health insurance policy.
Furthermore, any small business can choose from one of the state standardized health policies that Utah health insurance companies are required to offer.
Also, the same small group health insurance policy sold to other small businesses must be offered to any eligible Utah small business. To be eligible the small business must have at least 2 employees but not more than 50.
Utah health insurance companies, however, can mandate minimum participation requirements. Under this stipulation, a certain percentage of employees or members must purchase the offered health insurance policy or the entire health insurance policy for the small business will be rescinded.
A second stipulation health insurance companies may impose mandates that the employer pay a portion of each insured employee's premiums. If this provision is not met, a Utah small business health insurance policy does not have to be sold to the group.
Although availability of small business health insurance in Utah is well regulated, the price is only slightly limited. Premiums for Utah small business health insurance can increase due to the group's health status, and risk. However, there are
However, as a protection for groups insured under small business health insurance, Utah health insurance regulations due not allow policies to be canceled because one of the insured individuals falls ill.
Self-employed Utah health insurance
States handle health insurance for the self-employed differently. In Utah, if you are the sole employee and owner of a business, you can not purchase an Utah small business health insurance policy. If you have more than one employee, you are more than likely eligible to purchase Utah small business health insurance.
Otherwise, you should purchase an individual Utah health insurance policy. Although you will be solely responsible for purchasing your health insurance, there is one great advantage. As a self-employed business owner, you are eligible to deduct a portion of your Utah health insurance premiums from your taxes. If you itemize your tax deduction, up to 80% of your premiums can be deducted.
More UT 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 UT group health insurance laws and regulations, visit the official website of the Utah Insurance Department.