Small business owners are being prompted to provide health insurance plans for their employees as many reasonably priced healthcare plans can be offered from a variety of insurance agents and a new tax credit is making premiums more affordable for those business owners who insure their workers. Many small business owners will avoid providing health insurance for their workers because they fear the costs are too high.
However, there are those who would argue that this is not true and there can be benefits to providing a healthcare plan for workers. One of the upsides for employers to provide healthcare for their workers, is an employee cannot be denied health insurance if they have a pre-existing condition under an employer group healthcare plan, and these plans can help workers save money if an unforeseen illness or injury arises.
Covering the costs of healthcare can be expensive if a health insurance plan is not provided from one’s employer. Employees typically stay more loyal and are happier in their job when they have incentives like health insurance from their employer. Also, incentives like an excellent health insurance plan can attract more highly qualified workers in the future.
Small business owners who do provide health insurance for their workers may want to consult the IRS website to see if they qualify for the tax credit which will help with some of the costs they pay for worker insurance premiums. This tax credit is also hoped to prompt more business owners to not only provide health insurance for their workers at the present time, but also continue to make healthcare coverage an option for their workers in the future.