I have to give props to those in the GLBT community, that help out others who need it and keep the information gay-friendly. Like the Mombian blog, Queer Cents is another wealth of information that deals with finances. I mean all about finances: debt, loans, bills, EVERYTHING. Here is a snippet of one of their posts:
Health Insurance for the Self-Employed
<!–Posted by: DJ–>Posted by DJ on March 09, 2010
Self employment offers many benefits. You can be your own boss, set your own hours, and even control your income to some extent. Unfortunately, it also means walking away from corporate benefits, including health insurance, 401K plans and more. While you can easily save for retirement with an IRA, finding good quality and affordable health insurance for you and your family is much more of a challenge. Explore your options and consider what you can do to keep critical health care protection in place without draining your bank account.
If you are just starting your own business, you may be able to continue health care coverage from your previous employer for up to 18 months using COBRA. This option can be cost effective, depending upon the insurance plan. It can also prevent any lapse of coverage. In any case, this is a short term solution to a long term issue for entrepreneurs and the self employed.
To read more about finances and Queer Cents check them out here.