Insurance - Medicare - Retirement

Small Group Eligibility

Determining Small Group Eligibility


A group must meet the 75% participation requirement.  Meaning, 75% of the fulltime employees must enroll or have valid coverage elsewhere (ie. covered under a spouse, another job, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, VA benefits).  8 out of 10 is 80%  (good)  / 6 out of 10 (not eligible).  If 75% participation is not met, a policy can not be approved

Eligible Employee:

In order to enroll in a small group health plan, the business owner has to have at least 1 fulltime employee listed on the WR-30 payroll form.  An eligible employee is considered an employee who works over 25 hours per week.  With this scenario, both the employee and owner can enroll in a small group health plan with either Horizon BCBS, Amerihealth, Oxford or Oscar if they meet the following criteria:


  • Owners can't be the only ones enrolling.
  • The FT enrolling employee must be non-family.
  • Husband/wife groups are not eligible since they owners and/or related to the owner.

If you fall under this category, contact me.  I have other group health insurance options to consider.   (ie. association plans, mewa, self-insured, etc...)

Upon Enrollment and Renewal:

Upon Enrollment and Renewal, cemployers are required to prove eligibility and participation compliance by submitting the following documents for review:


  • Employer Certification
  • WR-30 payroll form
  • Owners Tax forms
  • Waivers
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