A Central Texas health plan for small businesses, beset by money woes, is starting over with a fresh injection of state money and a key change: It no longer will act as a health insurer but will still help employees pay their insurance costs.
TexHealth Central Texas can provide employees at qualifying small businesses a subsidy of up to $120 a month each to cover health insurance premiums. Several Austin nonprofits have been among the first to sign up, saying it’s a good deal for their workers. The benefit is available whether the organizations shop for coverage on the federally created health care exchange or buy group coverage elsewhere.
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