Attract and retain top-notch talent
A Glassdoor survey found that employees viewed health insurance as the most important benefit they receive from their employer. Offering coverage to employees can help businesses compete for the best employees and keep them working.1
A MetLife study found that 60% of employers linked offering health insurance to higher productivity levels. Health insurance can help protect employees and their families with coverage for wellness visits, prescription drugs, emergencies, mental health benefits, and chronic conditions. This in turn can help keep employees happy, healthy, and productive!2
Options for you and your team
Employers sponsoring coverage as a group can access coverage from a broad network of providers, benefit plans, and network options. This means employers, employees and their families can access care when and where they need, reducing time away from the business.
Save on taxes
Offering health insurance could present tax advantages to the business in the form of deductions and payroll tax benefits as well as the possibility for employees to use pre-tax dollars for their portions of the premium.
Invest in your own health and the health of your employees
As an employer, you’ll join a group health plan with a larger health network and more health care options. So, you ensure better health care for you and your family as well as your team.
At least two full-time employees, including the owner.
For the purposes of group health care coverage, a full-time employee is someone who is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week. Some states may have additional guidelines as to who qualifies as an eligible employee.
A certain percentage of your employees must enroll in the coverage you offer.
Minimum participation requirements vary by state. If you purchase insurance between November 1 and December 15 for a January 1 effective date, this participation requirement is waived.
Employers must meet minimum contribution requirements.
It is required that business owners contribute a certain amount to their employees’ monthly premium costs to qualify for group coverage. If you purchase insurance between November 1 and December 15 for a January 1 effective date, this minimum contribution requirement is waived.