One of the difficulties that many face when self-employed is finding health insurance that works for them. The rising cost of health care and health insurance means that many would-be entrepreneurs end up staying in their jobs, just for the benefits. When I began my freelancing business, my husband was still in school, and we were shocked at how much family health coverage cost through the school.
So, we began looking around for individual health insurance. We were able to find an affordable group plan, which lumps us into a “group” with other individuals and families who need separate coverage. Being part of the “group” acts in much the way that buying insurance as part of a company works. This helps keep the cost down; in fact, I pay less for my family’s insurance premiums than some people I know with health benefits at work.
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