Health insurance options for independent contractor?
June 22, 2010 9:48 AM Subscribe
I'm considering leaving my full-time job to become an independent contractor. What are my health insurance options?
posted by weederman to Work & Money (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I plan to look into COBRA options, but I imagine there's a set time period that I'd be allowed to use that. Wondering about what to do beyond that. I considered the National Association for the Self-Employed but saw too many negative reports on that.
I'm the primary breadwinner in my home, and we have two kids, an 18-year-old and a 2-year-old. We live in Chicago's western suburbs. I looked at ehealthinsurance.com and saw options as low as $350/month, but I'm guessing I'll need to pay much more than that.