There are new tax incentives that are available for small businesses who may want to provide health insurance for their workers or who already do. Many employers who qualify for this tax incentive will be able to have a percentage of the premiums they pay towards workers health insurance covered when they file for their taxes for tax years 2010 to 2013.
Despite the tax incentive, there are many small business owners who do not provide healthcare benefits for their workers. The majority of these owners would say that it’s just too costly to pay for health insurance for their employees, but there are many people who would argue this point and say that providing a health care plan for workers can be quite beneficial.
The cost of health insurance is always on the rise and many people who are uninsured have even gone bankrupt due to unexpected illness or injury and the medical bills associated with treatment for these situations. A worker who has a health insurance plan will typically be more loyal to their employer and feel more secure in their job, making them a better asset for any business that looks to grow and expand.
Also, by employers offering healthcare plans for all of their workers, an insurance company sees this as risk spread out over a large number of people and this can offer a more affordable health insurance package for anyone who might be looking to provide health insurance for their workers.
Keeping workers happy and loyal to their company is vital to helping a business survive and grow as the longer a worker stays at a certain corporation or company the more of an asset they can be seeing as how they learn more and more about the internal workings of their company. It may seem like a small thing, but health insurance can go a long way in keeping employees with a company or attracting more qualified workers in the future.
It’s hoped that this tax credit will prompt more business owners to provide health insurance for their company workers and not only provide healthcare in the short-term, but also, keep some form of health insurance plan permanently.