Florida Small Business Health Insurance

Small business owners in Florida can find, compare, apply for, and enroll in group health insurance plans through SimplyInsured. Pricing varies by state, but is only dependent on the ages of employees and their dependents. Having pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes no longer impacts the cost of insurance for a specific individual. In order to be eligible for small group health insurance, you must have two people in the company including owners, at least one of which is a W-2 employee. You can apply for group health insurance any time during the year - you do not need to wait for an open enrollment period. The application process can be done online through SimplyInsured and can be completed in minutes.

Small business insurance in Florida is pre-tax, which means the amount you spend on premiums is exempt from employer and employee taxes. This provides you a 30-40% tax benefit on the cost of insurance.

There are many plan options in Florida. To determine the best plan for you, assess your budget and the health needs of your employees. If employees expect to utilize more care and need flexibility in the providers they see, PPOs may be preferable. These plans have wider doctor and hospital networks, and you do not need a referral to see specialists. If employees will seldom require care and do not have specific preferences for providers, HMOs with higher deductibles may be preferable. Generally, PPOs have higher premiums than HMOs. If you expect pregnancies and surgeries, check the plan details to see the cost of hospital visits. If your employees take prescription drugs, check the cost of both generic and brand drugs at the pharmacy.

SimplyInsured offers hundreds of plans from top carriers in Florida. As a top-producing broker, we have preferred status with several carriers, which ensures our clients' needs are met quickly and thoroughly. We take pride in our high customer satisfaction scores, and work to improve the customer experience everyday.

Florida Market Overview

Small businesses in Florida can choose from many health insurance options - multiple carriers, tiered doctor networks, government exchange vs private market plans, etc. The large number of plans in the Florida market can make finding the right health insurance plan intimidating. SimplyInsured's guide to the Florida market can help narrow the downs with guidance on the strength and value of the different insurance carriers. We've summarized the various options into a high level set of recommendations below.

Florida Health Insurance Carriers at a Glance

Carrier EPO/PPO Cost HMO Cost Available Statewide National Doctor Network Network Tiers # Florida Hospitals Covered # Florida Doctors Covered
$$$ $ Yes Yes 4 234 46,000
$ $ Yes No 4 194 35,000
Florida Blue
$$$ $$ Yes Yes 3 250 60,000
$$ $ No Yes 4 240 53,000
$$ $ Yes Yes 4 240 45,000

Below is more information about the health insurance market in Florida, including statistics and descriptions of all major carriers.

Florida Medical Insurance Statistics

No. of carriers available through SimplyInsured 4
No. of plans available through SimplyInsured 357
Average deductible $2,900
Average cost of doctor visit $0
Average cost of hospital stay $4,400
Average out of pocket maximum $5,900
Average employer contribution* $390
Average employee contribution* $570
* including dependents, for the last year, based on SimplyInsured data

Average Out of Pocket Maximum & Deductible for Florida Group Medical Insurance Plans*

Monthly Premium Range Average Out of Pocket Maximum Average Deductible Percentage of All Plans
$0 - $300 $6,800 $5,600 3%
$300 - $500 $6,200 $3,100 64%
$500 - $700 $5,200 $2,100 30%
$700+ $4,100 $1,500 2%
* Monthly premiums are calculated for one 30-year-old

Available Florida Plans by Network Type

Network Type No. of Plans Available Median Monthly Premium
EPO 7 $378
HMO 174 $405
POS 125 $486
PPO 50 $500
Indemnity 1 $750

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Florida Health Plans

Are you researching Florida health insurance to find small business health insurance plans? Would you like to compare plans, premiums and other cost factors to provide coverage for your employees? SimplyInsured provides access to Florida health insurance companies. See more information about Florida Health Plans and get free, instant, online quotes.

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