Question: When Obamacare comes along can I drop my insurance through my employer and buy my own policy that meets my needs? Our current coverage is horrible.
Answer: Yes. You can opt out of your employer-based insurance and buy a plan in your state exchange, but you will not be eligible for a premium subsidy if you have access to “affordable” employer-sponsored health insurance. To be considered affordable, your contribution toward the employee-only coverage must be less that 9.5% of your income.