The Group Health Insurance industry continues to change with premiums continuing to rise. You have probably changed insurance carrier’s multiple times hoping to secure for the deal of the year.
So, the question is: Is that all there is? Change carriers and tweak my benefits?
Group health insurance is usually provided by an employer and can cover just the employee or even the employee’s spouse and children.
Not providing group health coverage could be a major misstep for some companies regardless of size, as there are a number of benefits to providing Group Health Insurance coverage.
1. Lower Costs Than Individual Plans
There is no question that the term health care reform has been a hot-button topic and on the lips of nearly every politician regardless of political party over the course of the past 10 years. In light of the Affordable Care Act, it has now become more affordable to purchase Group Health Insurance than for your employees to purchase health insurance individually.
Level-funding insurance plan options have been growing in popularity over the past number years. Level-funded plans are ERISA compliant and may offer more flexibility for employers with virtually no risk and offered by several reputable insurance carriers with a nationwide network of hospitals and physicians to choose from.
What has many employers especially excited about these plans is the opportunity for 10%-15% in lower premium costs and the Return of Premium potential. Unlike other policies on the market, with level-funded options, if your employees don’t rack up a large number of claims throughout the year, your company may have a substantial amount of money (originally paid in premiums) returned.
The turbulent healthcare landscape has made renewing your group’s health insurance more confusing than ever. That’s why it’s important to be in the know of all things related to group health insurance.
In this webinar, you will learn about Alternate Funding Plans, a new solution for groups of 10+ that helps you save money on group health insurance renewal costs. Join us on Thursday, May 19th at 1 pm Eastern for a webinar discussion led by Jason Cleary, Benefits Counselor specializing in Employer Groups.
The last several years have seen tremendous changes in the world of health insurance. These changes not only affect individuals, but they also affect companies seeking to provide health insurance benefits to their employees. Some of the most important new developments for employers involve the rise of Private Employer Group Exchanges. These Private Exchanges allow businesses many strong advantages in the marketplace, as well as giving them the freedom to build a plan around their company’s needs.
Have you recently enrolled or been offered enrollment in a group health care plan through your employer? If so, this can be a great way to enjoy benefits for yourself and your loved ones. Of course, when enrolling in group healthcare (or any health care plan, for that matter), making sure you’re making the most of your benefits is a must. By following a few steps, you can make that happen.