Best Group Insurance for Small Business

Thursday, March 28, 2024 19:39 Posted by Admin
The best type of group insurance will depend on your business, and the industry your business operates in. Each industry requires different skills, and people are affected differently throughout the course of their work as a result of those skills.

How is Group Insurance Industry-Specific?

Workers in each industry require different forms of coverage, based on the nature of their work, and the insurance risks they expose themselves to.

Watchmakers will benefit from vision insurance, as they may need glasses and contact in their 40s and 50s to see the inner mechanicals of watches and clocks. Miners will benefit from health insurance, as the nature of their work puts them at higher risk for respiratory diseases and cancers. Miners are much more likely to need inhalers and cancer checkups than glasses. Travelling salesmen will benefit from gas cards and other travel perks, as they need to travel to earn their salaries and commissions.

Popular Types of Group Insurance?

The type of group insurance you provide your employees depends on your business. Here are some of the most popular types of group insurance you can provide them.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • HSA
  • 401(k)/pension

How Can I Determine Which Group Insurance is Best?

One of the best ways to do this is to understand the major figures in the decision-making process. The insurance provider, which can be public, private, or independent, creates and offers you a plan. If you are an employer, you choose the plan for your employees.

If you are an employee, you can offer advice to your employer regarding the plan you want. Employer and employees pay into a group insurance plan, resulting in group coverage. Depending on the needs of the employees, as well as the budget of the employer, a specific group insurance plan will be chosen.

Make Sure Everyone Agrees!

In short, the best group insurance plan is one which all members in the decision-making process can agree with. The insurance providers need to provide small businesses with the benefits they want. The employer and their employees need to be in agreement over the group insurance plan benefits, coverage, and price. The employer and employees need to continue making regular payment to fund the plan. If there is mutual agreement among all parties involved, the group insurance plan is a good one.

Where Can I Find the Best Plans?

Health insurance plans vary from provider to provider. Insurance plans can be found on the state or federal exchanges, through private established insurance providers, or independent insurance companies like independent agencies. Your health is your utmost priority, and you need the best plan.

Insurance providers offer plans to private clients, as well as on the public exchanges. Their rates, premiums, and coverage, are set. Independent agencies like Taylor Benefits Insurance, however, can provide more customizable plans, as they are not in competition with established providers. Group insurance from independent agencies can overlook your pre-existing conditions, and provide affordable health coverage for your workplace.

What You Need to Keep in Mind When Choosing Group Insurance?

The following are questions you should ask yourself when choosing a plan.

  • Which health insurance policies will this plan cover?
  • Can I see an “out of network” doctor?
  • Does this plan cover catastrophic care?
  • Will my health care costs and insurance costs be manageable on my salary?
  • Should I combine a high deductible health plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) for even more coverage?
  • Are copayments “out of pocket” or insured?
  • How stable is the insurance marketplace?
  • Will this insurer back this plan for the duration of the plan?
  • Will I be able to purchase prescription drugs under this plan?
  • Which tax credits and tax penalties are included in this plan?
  • How will this plan be affected by the ACA, or Obamacare?

Give us a call toll free at 1-800-903-6066 to discuss your small business group health insurance plan!

Written by Todd Taylor

Todd Taylor

Todd Taylor oversees most of the marketing and client administration for the agency with help of an incredible team. Todd is a seasoned benefits insurance broker with over 35 years of industry experience. As the Founder and CEO of Taylor Benefits Insurance Agency, Inc., he provides strategic consultations and high-quality support to ensure his clients’ competitive position in the market.

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