CHAPTER 19 Medical Coverage

Medical coverage is an expensive personal expense for most people. So, for many, a job that provides medical coverage offers an important benefit. For the small business owner there is often a need to obtain personal coverage. It may also be good business practice to offer medical coverage as a fringe benefit to attract and keep good employees. A write-off of all or a portion of the cost of medical coverage is a significant cost-saving feature of providing such coverage.

At the time this book was published, the status of the rules under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was in doubt. Proposals to “repeal and replace” the individual and employer mandates, along with ...

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