Last year, a federal report found that 45% of the uninsured population would be eligible for financial assistance in buying a plan. Though 8 million individuals have now bought coverage through the marketplaces, there are still many that are uninsured – some by choice.
Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a story on individuals who had decided to go uninsured this year, and pay the penalty on next year’s tax return instead. Although the reason that some have decided to go without health care varies, there were several prevalent causes:
- The perception that health insurance was unaffordable
- The process of acquiring health insurance was too complex
- They didn’t know they could receive free assistance in finding a good health plan
Although now, with the deadline passed, there are few health insurance options left for individuals, there is still hope for those of the uninsured who are employed by a small business. The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is open all year to any business owners with 50 or fewer employees.
If your workers are still uninsured, you don’t need to make the same mistake they did. There are still affordable options, and as health brokers, we can help guide you through the process of finding the right plan – at no charge for our services.
Call us at (866) 619-2407 – true to our name, HEALTH PLANS 4 LESS™, is here to help your employees stay healthy by getting covered.