When employees consider what's most important to them in an employer, good group health benefits are usually towards the top of the list. Unfortunately, many small businesses don't pursue Group Health Benefit coverage because they mistakenly think that they're too expensive or too difficult to obtain. The reality is that companies can easily get Group Health Benefit coverage that's affordable for both the company and employees. In today's Aegis blog post, we discuss three reasons why businesses need to offer Group Health Benefits if they don't already.
Keeps Employees Healthier
Now more than ever, people want access to reliable, affordable health care, and when they have it, they're more likely to use it to protect their health. When companies offer their employees Group Health Benefits, employees are more likely to stay in good health, schedule annual check-ups, get flu shots, and recover sooner when they do fall ill. They can get treatment for issues they've been putting off and lower future health care costs for both themselves and their employers. In addition, healthier employees are usually safer employees, which can reduce possible worksite accidents, worker injuries, and Workers Compensation claims.
Increases Company Productivity
With a healthier workforce, companies can see a significant increase in overall productivity. They are less likely to have employees miss work due to illnesses, and when they are ill, they're more likely to immediately get needed treatment and return to work sooner. With a decrease in company downtime, Group Health Benefits can help pay for themselves through the increased company productivity and overall efficiency.
Improves Employee Retention
Finally, because good employees are hard to find, many companies have prioritized employee retention efforts. Employees that have good Group Health Benefits are far more likely to stay onboard and not leave for other employers. Employees can have peace of mind that they have access to quality healthcare, and their employers can keep valuable employees and reduce their recruiting and training costs.
Companies can make great strides in keeping key employees by adding Group Health Benefits to their benefits portfolio. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services can help companies get affordable, reliable Group Health Benefits to offer to their workforce, and maintain employee satisfaction. Contact Aegis at 713-850-7622 for more information, or fill out our online form to request a free quote!