Why Altrua Health Sharing Ministry?
No Obamacare Tax Penalties
Large PPO Multiplan Nationwide Network
Low Monthly Contribution Amounts from $105 for Single to $520 for a Family
Stable Rates due to Healthy participants
Up to $2,000,000.00 of Lifetime limit per member
$35 Doctors office visits 6 per year per person
Maternity coverage available
Avondale’s Preferred Insurance Products & Services
We specialize in the following
Medicare Advantage Plans
Individual and Family Insurance Plans
Group Health Insurance Plans
Critical Illness Plans
Dental Insurance Plans
Short-Term Health Insurance Plans
Long Term Care
Life Insurance Plans
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While we offer free evaluations of all our products and services, it’s our goal to help all Avondale residents. We will let you know if your existing policy is best.
“When you do what’s right you can’t go wrong!”
Meet The Agents Of Phoenix Health Insurance Near Avondale
Master General Agent and specializes in Medicare, Individual Family Plans.
Individual Family Plans
Customer Service / Operations Director
Troy specializes in Group Health, Individual Health, Life Insurance and Medicare.
Group Account Coordinator and better half of Team Gabbard
Licensed agent specializing in Individual and Family Health Plans
Whatever your personal healthcare situation may be, Hayden will be able to help.
Licensed Health and Life Insurance Account Specialist
Joe is an experienced agent that specializes in Life Insurance, Individual health Insurance, Group Health, Long Term Care, and Dental plans.
Licensed Health & Life Insurance Agent.
Joshua, brings his experience as an educator and local high school football coach to his clients to share life and health insurance strategies for families and small business owners.
Karyn is a Licensed Health Insurance Agent who specializes in Medicare Planning, & Individual Family Plans. Karyn loves helping others and brings with her over 15 years of customer service expertise.
Specializing in Individual and Family coverage option via ACA Marketplace and off Exchange options
Lucy brings over 25 years of experience in Customer Service, Sales and Marketing. Lucy has spent the last 14 year specializing in Medicare, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance
Roman brings over 15 years of experience in Insurance and Financial Services. Specializing in Medicare, Life and Annuity, and Individual Family Plans.
Our Client Reviews
“Mr. Marble was very informative regarding Medicare and how the plans worked and was extremely knowledgeable about health insurance in general.”
“When I needed to find a good Medicare supplement program Lynn and his crew were recommended to me by my business insurance provider. Lynn personally took the time to prepare a number of options, then explained each one to me, and how it would work in tandem with Medicare. He has also assisted several of my friends and coworkers since then. I am proud to recommend him.”
BRUCE D KLIPP
“Terrific insurance brokerage, it’s great to have a professional insurance agent to to help guide me, insurance can be complicated.”
Our Service Areas
Tempe Health Insurance
It can feel frustrating trying to get health insurance in Tempe that works for you. Don’t fret. Contact a friendly agent at Phoenix Health Insurance. We will find the policy that will suit you and your family. After that, you can go back to enjoying your life.
Scottsdale Health Insurance
Trying to find health insurance in Scottsdale can be very frustrating. Our friendly agents at Phoenix Health Insurance can make it decidedly less so. They will work with you to find a policy that both you and your family will love. Be sure to contact us today!
East Valley Health Insurance
Does the mere thought of trying to find health insurance in East Valley make your stomach hurt? Phoenix wants to make that pain go away. Our friendly agents will be reassuring as they find the best policy that will make you and your family feel happy and safe.
West Valley Health Insurance
Do you live in West Valley? Are you in need of health insurance that will help your family and not hurt your wallet at the same time? Our agents at Phoenix are amazing at being able to locate the policy that will cover all of your needs.
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New IRS Rules For Employers Regarding Health Insurance
Within the past year, the IRS posed a question to themselves to consider imposing more specific rules and guidelines to employers. These rules were in regard to the effect of employers’ decisions to contribute to employees choosing alternate healthcare coverage.
What are the consequences to the employer if the employer does not establish a health insurance plan for its own employees, but reimburses those employees for premiums they pay for health insurance (either through a qualified health plan in the marketplace or outside the marketplace)?
Employer Payment Plans
In order to be set apart from health reimbursement accounts (HRA’s) and healthcare flexible spending accounts (FSA’s), the IRA designated the new arrangement of specific guidelines to be known as “employer payment plans”.
Because employer payment plans are considered to be group health plans, as such they are subject to the provisions and rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This includes the prohibition of an annual limit for essential health benefits, along with the requirement for full coverage on preventive health services. Unfortunately, these provisions also mean that employees cannot purchase separate coverage for these particular benefits, because according to the IRS, employer payment plans “cannot be integrated with individual policies to satisfy the market reforms”.
The IRS has mandated that because employer payment plans do not satisfy the market reforms, employers would be required to pay an excise tax of up to $100 per day per employee. That totals up to $36,500 per year for just one single employee, let alone 50 or 100 or more employees.
While the IRS and Department of Labor have decided that HRAs and healthcare FSAs are acceptable plans for helping employees pay for certain benefits including vision, dental, accidents, long-term care, and automobile medical payment coverage, it has been determined that employer payment plans cannot be integrated with either one.
Fortunately, there is an alternate form of health coverage available that is not actually subject to ACA requirements. Called “wraparound coverage”, it was established in 2015 and determines that employers can help employees buy basic health insurance without being penalized. This insurance must be supplementary to a standard health plan that does meet ACA requirements, and coverage cannot cost more than 15% of the standard health plan cost offered to the rest of the employees.
For employers still pursuing other healthcare options, the penalties for an employer payment plan can be avoided by giving employees a pay raise that will sufficiently cover their health benefits.
However, if this is the route you choose as an employer, remember that pay raises equal increased payroll taxes. Ultimately, because all income is taxed, the amount your employees will have left available to cover the cost of health premiums will be less than intended. Additionally, employees may soon forget why they actually received the raise, and can quickly become resentful that a standard health plan is not offered to them as valued employees.
Lastly, it is important to note that even if you provide a salary raise to your employees to avoid employer payment plan penalties, you will still be subject to the penalty required for not providing a health coverage plan to your employees.
Your Team at Phoenix Health Insurance