Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

Spike Radway   August 15, 2017   Comments Off on Health Insurance for the Self-Employed
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2017-11-30 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Garfield Heights Library
Address: 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125, United States

What is available in the health insurance marketplace
Carriers, Plans, Tax Credits

  • What is available in the health insurance marketplace
    Carriers, Plans, Tax Credits
  • Who is eligible for Tax Credit
  • How do I apply for Tax Credits and Health Insurance
  • What are the penalties if I do not obtain creditable coverage
  • Sample Plans with and without tax credits
  • Q & A

Speaker Bio:
My 20 plus year career in graphic design began in 1983. During that time approximately 50% of that time I was a self employed freelance designer/production artist. I knew full well what it was like to pull together my own benefits. I had to shop for my own insurance and learned how it applied to my needs, sometimes the hard way. In 2001, after over 8 years with a great company with full benefits, I experienced a layoff as the company downsized and then closed a short while later. In 2002 I obtained my insurance license and my new career began. At this point, I have 15 years experience helping others find health plans that meet their needs. As an independent agent, I am self employed and still shop for my own health plan. Being an independent agent allows me to offer plans from various carriers and offer an objective overview of what is available. My approach is to educate and consult. The idea is to help clients choose what will best meet their needs and fit their budget.

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    Ask your pressing questions on how to manage your financial information better.

    Improve your bookkeeping processes and information.

    Bring your:

    • QuickBooks, Xero file, or Excel spreadsheets
    • Questions and concerns

    For an interactive session with bookkeeping experts from BudgetEase.

    • Participants questions will be prioritized

    Participants will be split into beginner and intermediate groups so the content is pertinent

Spike Radway

About Spike Radway

Spike Radway is a CDPUG founder from when the organization was conceived back in 1987. His current and long-standing position is the Director of Programming. Spike is the owner of Team Spike Consulting, LLC, a Macintosh Consulting and Support business founded in 1991.