Many health care plans provide employers with an essential benefit —the ability for employees to get preventive care and treatment. Therefore, when evaluating plans for your company, make sure you consider different types of plans to ensure that it fits the multi-faceted needs of your employees. Providing your staff with the right benefits will tell them that you care about their health and appreciate their dedication to your company.
Focus on Your Business Needs
All businesses have different bottom lines and operational needs. For instance, if your business is in a competitive, in-demand industry, you should consider health plans that are similar to or better than what your competitors offer. Another critical consideration for your bottom line is to determine a threshold for how much of the premium and out-of-pocket expenses you’ll cover. This significantly affects how much your employees will pay and, likewise, how attractive you appear in the competition for talent.
Know Your Staffing Needs
Consider that start-up companies with younger employees may have very different needs relative to older companies with a more established business. For instance, if your company seeks to attract and retain primarily younger employees, you may consider health coverage for only the employee and not their family members. Conversely, for a more established company with generally older employees, covering family dependents with a large network of doctors would likely be a more competitive option.
Add in perks
Throwing in some extras to your health care plan allows your company to stand out even more among the competition, boosting your company’s ability to acquire and retain talent. These perks might include access to the Blue Cross mobile app, wellness plans, 24-hour nurse line, gym reimbursements, health savings accounts and other extras.
For more information about customizing plans and benefits, refer to the following:
- A Helping Hand for Navigating the World of Employee Benefits
- Coverage for Companies: The Private Exchange Focused on Smaller Business
- How Health Benefits Can Improve Your Business
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