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Individual Health Insurance & Group Heath Insurance Coverage Greenwood SC

If you buy health insurance individually, and you are self-employed, a significant percentage of your health premium should be tax-deductible. Read on and know more.

Martin Shapiro
2435 E. North Street
Greenville, SC
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Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Portfolio Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal

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Don May
80 LADIES ISLAND DR SUITE F
Beaufort, SC
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Company: LPL FINANCIAL
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High Yield Bank Accounts,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Life Settlements,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,401k Rollover

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Net Quest ll
(803) 462-5623
804 Nichols Rd
Lancaster, SC
 
USA Benefits Group
(877) 219-0936
27 Pelican Circle
Beaufort, SC
 
Insure Carolina Group
(803) 750-7185
326 Massingale Rd.
Columbia, SC
 
Justin Grau
424 Old Cherokee Road
Lexington, SC
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Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
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BS In Nuclear Science and Technology
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Years Experience: 3
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Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances

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BasicPlus Insurance Services, LLC
(803) 233-6139
PO Box 682
Irmo, SC
 
The J&J Agency, LLC
(877) 634-7787
210 West Stone Ave
Greenville, SC
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Health Insurance Depot
(843) 875-2275
9730 Dorchester Rd Suite 205
Summerville, SC
 
Triest & Freudenberg Group Inc.
(843) 556-6232
1052 Gardner Road
Charleston, SC
 
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Individual Health Insurance & Group Heath Insurance Coverage

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What's the Difference between Group Health Insurance and Individual Health Insurance?

It's always you who is healthily insured (this includes your family, as long as you purchase the right coverage). However, you can be healthily insured as part of a group. This is group insurance. The advantage is that, as part of a group, the risk to the health insurance company is spread over the group. Normally, this means that you pay less than what you would pay for individual health insurance. That's why group health coverage is so popular.

So, with group health insurance you are still covered as an individual (or family), but the risk to the health insurance company is spread around the group. However, another reason, that health insurance is usually cheaper, is that a group guarantees the health insurance company more business. Anything that reduces their risk or increases the amount of money they collect in premiums means savings to you.

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Even for very tiny groups, group health insurance policies are often subject to different rules, are more competitive and offer lower prices than individual health insurance policies. As a member of a group, the health insurance company basically considers you 'pre-qualified' and that reduces their risk.

For instance, if you get health insurance through your job that means you are healthy enough to work. For a health insurance company, this is a big plus. They can afford to offer you a lower premium because you are less likely to cost them as much money. Unfortunately, if you are applying for health insurance on your own the health insurance company doesn't have that same assurance - and so the premiums you pay will reflect this.

So, it's well worth it to find a group - whether it is through an alumni association, a trade association or through a professional association. You can also consider the American Association of Retired Persons if you are over 50 and trying to get health insurance. They offer an excellent plan.

Note that even some credit card companies will offer health insurance group coverage.

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South Carolina State Mandated Health Insurance Coverage

Medical insurance benefits that insurers must provide include: alcohol/substance abuse, audiologist, autism, bone mass measurement, breast reconstruction, cervical cancer/HPV screening, chiropractor, cleft lip and palate, dependent coverage (including newborns, adopted children, disabled dependent adults), diabetic supplies, emergency room service, mammography, mastectomy (including minimum stay), maternity minimum stay, mental health, off-label drug use, optometrist, podiatrist, prostate cancer screening, psychologist, social worker, speech therapist

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