You are eligible for Covered California for Small Business if:
- You have at least one but no more than 100 eligible employees and meet certain contribution and participation requirements.
- You have at least one employee who receives a W-2.
As a small-business owner, you may qualify for a federal tax credit to help offset the cost of providing health insurance to your employees by purchasing coverage with Covered California for Small Business. To qualify for a tax credit, employers must contribute at least 50 percent of their employee premium costs.
Currently, federal tax credits are only available to small businesses that purchase health insurance through Covered California for Small Business. The maximum available tax credit is 50 percent of insurance premium expenses and is available for a total of two consecutive years.
Covered California accepts new Small Business applications every month. For existing business clients, plan changes can be made during open enrollment.