How Much Does Small Business Health Insurance Cost?
Small Business Health Insurance Costs
Research published by eHealth in 2016 found that the average small business health insurance plan cost $286 per person, and those monthly premiums are then split between the employer and employees. By comparison, the average monthly premium for people who bought individual coverage for themselves without an Obamacare subsidy, cost $393 a month.
With a small group health insurance plan, what you end up paying for can be influenced by three key factors. Those factors are: The ages of the people in your group and where you’re located. Your preferences for out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-pays.
What's The Average Age?
And how you shop for and buy coverage. Let’s examine each of these in more detail: First, your small business health insurance costs may be affected by the ages of the people who are going to be covered, and where you live.
Pre-existing medical conditions generally won’t affect your premiums, and no one can be turned down for coverage because of his or her medical history. Second, if you want to spend less in monthly premiums, you may want to pick up a plan with higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs.
Conversely, if you want a plan that offers lower out-of-pocket costs, you may consider paying more in monthly premiums. Finally, you should know that who you buy your plan from will NOT affect your costs, but shopping around can save you money.
You won’t save anything by buying a plan directly from the insurance company, that’s because insurance prices are fixed by law for each plan. So if you work with a licensed agent that represents multiple insurers, a broker can help you compare multiple plans from different companies to find the best match for your needs and budget.