Save Your Startup 85% On Health Insurance in 2014

Health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is finally here. But there is good news! SimplyInsured’s guide to 2014 could save your startup 30-85% on your health care costs.

How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Discount

2014 Insurance Plan Decision Tree vF10

  1. If your company’s average employee salary is over $50K OR employ more than 25 FTEs  – Purchase a group plan here
  2. If your company’s average employee age is over 50 – Purchase a subsidized individual plan by calling SimplyInsured (888.584.9220)
  3. If your company has fewer than 10 employees – Purchase a tax-credit eligible group plan from
  4. All other companies – Call SimplyInsured (888.584.9220) to help navigate your options

Analyzing Tax-Credits and Subsidies: Potential 30-85% Discount on Health Insurance

SimplyInsured’s analysis of health insurance 2014 shows selecting the appropriate plan could reduce health insurance premiums by 30-85%. The following chart show the appropriate plan decision based on average age and salary of your employees:

Small Group Health Insurance Best Options

  • Businesses with average salaries over $50K/year or more than 25 employees should purchase a group plan – to achieve a 30% tax deduction
  • Businesses with employees over 50 should purchase subsidized individual plans – to achieve a 50-85% discount for employees over 50
  • Businesses with employees under 40 and average salaries over $30K/year should purchase a tax credit eligible group plan – to achieve a 30-65% discount through tax credits and deductions

The What Are the Health Insurance Plans and Discounts Available to My Startup?

As a reference guide, startups can choose from three types of health insurance plans:

1. Group Health Insurance Plan

  • Discounts: Premiums paid by the company are tax deductible, saving most companies 30-35% (depending on tax rate)
  • Eligibility: Any small business with 2 or more employees are eligible
  • Key Benefits: Wide selection of carriers and plan types

2. Tax Credit-Eligible Group Health Insurance Plan

  • Discounts: Companies can get up to 50% in tax credit for the premium paid as well as a tax deduction
  • Eligibility: Businesses with fewer than 25 FTEs and average annual salaries under $50K are eligible
  • Key Benefits: Employees can choose from between different carriers and coverage levels

3. Subsidized Individual Health Insurance Plan

  • Discounts: Individuals who earn less than $46K/year are eligible for a subsidized individual plan
  • Eligibility: The subsidy reduces premiums by 20-85%, depending on age and income
  • Key Benefits: No administrative management required

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