Employee Benefits for Small Employers: Your Questions Answered
By Marilyn Monahan
Marilyn A. Monahan is the owner of Monahan Law Office in Marina del Rey. She focuses her practice on insurance law and employee benefitsâconcentrating on health and welfare plansâincluding compliance under the ACA, ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA. She is a past chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solo and small firm practitioners often have questions about the types of health and welfare benefits they can offer to their employees (or to themselves). Guidance on these issues is not readily available, and unfortunately the answers are sometimes complicated. This article will answer some common questions solo practitioners and small employers have about benefit options and flag some regulatory issues they should know about.
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