Available Through Professional and Trade Organizations
When you see the cost of individual health insurance, you might immediately wonder if there’s a way you can get group health insurance, which is typically far more affordable.
Consider this: You may be eligible for a group health plan through a professional, trade or membership organization. The members of such groups share the cost of medical insurance in much the same way the employees of a small business do.
Here are a few organizations you may want to look into:
- AARP Health
- Alliance for Affordable Services
- National Association of Female Executives
- Small Business Service Bureau
- Writers Guild of America
- Freelancers Union
If you’re a startup with a very small number of partners or employees and you’re not yet ready to add them to a group plan, you may want to see which of the organizations above can provide coverage for everyone on your team.