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SHOP Covered CA for Small Business Program – Get a Free Quote
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SHOP –  Covered CA for Small Business (CCSB).

Summary of Plans & Benefits for 2016 4 page pdf

Participating Companies:

Blue Shield,

Chinese Community Health Plan,

Kaiser

Health Net

Sharp

Western Health Advantage

Get a quote to verify the latest for your area. 

SHOP – CCSB  plans are ONLY available thru licensed, trained & certified agents. Covered CA Announcement.

As I  see it, the main advantages to CCSB:

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Please note that self-employed that were eligible under AB 1672 must now have a common law employee (not spouse) to qualify.  Self employed can get coverage individually, guaranteed issue and still take a tax deduction, line 29 1040.  Individuals that don’t have employer coverage may be eligible for tax credits.

Please check the SHOP employer application page 2, for the documents that are needed to show that your business qualifies for coverage.   Rather than list all the employees on page 4, just have each employee complete an enrollment form,   or include the information in your census.

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 “Employee only” plan; Allow Subsidies for Dependents

  • Employees who have dependents seeking subsidy assistance through the individual exchange cannot qualify.
  • Spouse/parents enrolled in an employer group ACA qualified plan in most cases disqualifies the subsidy eligibility – 9.66% Rule
  • Most employers do not contribute to the dependent portion of the premium, but because the offer the coverage the dependents technically have “Access” to a ACA qualified plan.
  • Dependent coverage is perceived as “unaffordable” to the employee; result = low to no dependent participation
  • Why have an employer offer a benefit that is not utilized and unintentionally penalizes??
  • Solution:  Implement an “employee only” plan; dependents do NOT have “Access” thereby receiving subsidies. 9.17.2015  Covered CA Email 
    • Covered California for small business filed their contract to support this feature.
    • If  the dependents of your employees qualify for Covered CA subsidiesFREE Quote and Subsidy Calculation and the employer is not contributing, then we need to get you into a SHOP program and write it up as employee only, by NOT selecting dependents on page 3, step 2 question 11 of the SHOP employer application.

 

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Consumer Resources

Insure Me Kevin.com  Blog

Business Tax Credit Calculator and Information 

Section §106 Deduction

Covered CA Small Biz Fact Sheet pdf

Health Insurance Made Easy 4 page pdf

FAQ’s Health Care.Gov

Covered CA – Individual & Family Exchange – Marketplace

covered ca.com/for small business

Fact Sheet 2 pages pdf

Child Pages

Misc Info

 

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