While many of the posts on this site are geared toward small business owners, we think you—the employee—also have a role to play in raising the awareness of this credit.
Keep in mind, we’re not suggesting you become pushy with your boss, or demand health coverage, but what if your company doesn’t know about this credit?
Here’s an idea, find a time when your boss isn’t busy and have a quick conversation about the credit. You might even consider saying something like “ I just read about this small business health care tax credit. It’s designed to help companies like ours offset the high cost of insurance. Have you heard about this? For those eligible, it looks pretty substantial. If you’re interested, just check out www.nchealthcarecredit.org”
And leave it there. You never know why a small business owner doesn’t provide insurance, it’s possible there simply isn’t enough money to keep the lights on and provide coverage. So don’t push too hard. Just making them aware of the credit may be enough to push them over the edge.