Taylor Benefits Insurance Agency has been providing the lowest rates and premiums in group health insurance and benefit plans to businesses for nearly 30 years. We are an independent broker with the ability to provide choice and flexibility. We want to make sure you remain a prosperous employer that provides their employees with a way to protect themselves from illness and extreme medical expenses. A comprehensive group health and benefit plan is the best way to keep your employees satisfied. It also helps attract qualified employees to work for your business.
Employees of large companies typically expect their employer to provide health insurance. It is usually listed among the most preferred benefits when companies survey their workforce. Since large numbers of workers can create an economy of scale, it may be less costly for a large company to cover the premium or some portion thereof. The larger the group, the more options the employer may be able to offer, depending on how much of a subsidy the company intends to provide.
Still, any business would prefer to save money on insurance. Some do so by choosing to self-insure rather than pay an insurance company. Self-insurance means that the company pays the subscriber claims out-of-pocket. Most self-insured organizations use a third-party administrator or an insurance provider to manage the claims, but they provide the money. The 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation survey points out that most large companies (defined in their research as having more than 200 workers) are self-insured. Since even a big employer could risk significant losses if some employees had very costly illnesses, many limit their risk by buying stop-loss coverage. Another advantage of this approach to health care is being able to fully customize the coverage that the employer provides to the workforce. Talk to your Taylor Benefits Insurance consultant about this strategy.
Small businesses interested in providing health insurance to their workforce may consider investigating the plans available through SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program). SHOP plans are typically available for companies with up to fifty workers, and they may have economical solutions for you. Also, tax credits may be available for very small companies that provide coverage.
Offering health insurance is a great way to attract employees and provide a vital benefit for your workers. As a small business, you can share the plan's cost with the workers, and it's up to you whether you include dependents in the program. Every health insurance plan must consist of these minimum essential benefits:
Crafting a competitive benefits package for your workforce is an opportunity to choose from various potential options. Most employers start with health insurance and paid time off, but you can also be creative about adding items that will be attractive to your team. For example, if your employees are likely to have student loan debt, consider a program that helps them repay it. Conversely, suppose you have workers struggling with childcare. In that case, it might be an advantage to offer a subsidy or even a flexible spending account (FSA) to make it easier for them to afford the cost. Finally, depending on the type of work your company does, consider flexible work hours and remote work options. These are frequently listed as highly desirable by employees when surveyed about their benefits.
Traditional benefits like dental insurance, retirement savings accounts, and group life insurance are important but can be expensive. Still, you can also stand out with some less costly additions like social activities and company discounts.
Our experienced agents conduct yearly audits to make sure your plan is always meeting the needs of your employees while remaining in compliance with the standards set by the ACA. We will also make any necessary changes to your healthcare plan to accommodate changes in your financial, business or employees’ needs. When your plan meets the requirements of local, state and federal laws, your Georgia business may qualify for yearly tax breaks while avoiding any expensive penalties for non-compliance.
Our licensed insurance brokers and agents look forward to your call and can’t wait to provide you with a FREE estimate for the right health insurance and employee benefit plan. As an employer, it’s important to listen and cater to the needs of your employees. Start by calling our agency’s hotline to discuss your options and learn more about all that we have to offer!
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