A new law is about to take effect that will provide the sole proprietors and the self-employed with a new way to save on their health care costs.
The Washington Insurance Blog, the official blog of the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner, has a good breakdown of the new law here.
Senate Bill 6538 was approved by the Legislature and signed into law this year. When it takes effect Oct. 1, the self-employed will qualify for health coverage in the small-group market. That will allow them to avoid the individual insurance market "where health screening is the norm and coverage can be hard to find (and expensive) for folks with pre-existing medical conditions," according to the blog.
Check it out.