Small business owners have been prompted to provide health insurance for their workers by a new tax credit that helps cover the cost of premiums paid by employers for healthcare coverage. Many small business owners fail to provide health insurance for their workers because they feel the costs are too high. There are many business owners who would argue this fact and may even say that healthcare benefits can be beneficial for business.
Many health insurance agents are able to tailor insurance plans for small business owners that would allow them affordable health insurance and coverage for their employees. By purchasing a health insurance plan for multiple individuals, meaning an employer’s workers, the risk for the policy is spread out among a greater number of people which can lower costs.
Also, workers are simply more grateful to their employer if they provide health insurance in order to cover them against sudden illness or injury. The cost of healthcare incurred by individuals without health insurance can often lead to a great deal of financial strain or even bankruptcy.
Any business owner will tell you that employees are vital to the growth and prosperity of their business and something as simple as providing a health insurance plan is going to make workers happier and keep them loyal to their company longer. While the intricacies of health insurance coverage may vary from state to state, employers should know that an employee cannot be denied coverage for a preexisting condition when obtaining employer health insurance.
It’s hoped that this tax credit along with the knowledge that providing health insurance for workers can be affordable will cause more small business owners to provide healthcare for their workers and continue to do so in the future.