In times of prosperity or in the middle of a pandemic, we know the health and safety of your employees is always top priority. As businesses get back to work, you’ll want to recruit and retain the best candidates to set your business up for success. One of the best ways to do that is by offering quality health insurance to your employees.
Beyond salary, employee health benefits are a big factor for recruiting top candidates. A Glassdoor survey showed job seekers cited attractive benefits and perks as the top factor in their decision to apply for a role.1 Once in their jobs, benefits are a big part of why they stay; 92% of employees feel that benefits are important to their overall job satisfaction.2
So why do benefits play such an important part in recruitment and retention of employees? It’s simple. Providing quality health insurance to your employees results in healthier and happier employees.
Healthy employees make a healthy business. With access to medical care, employees can rest assured they can receive the care they need when they need it. Access coupled with preventative services and wellness programs also encourages employees to take a more active role in their health and wellbeing.
Providing health insurance shows your employees that you value them and their health. It also gives them peace of mind that they and their families are covered if the unexpected arises. Employees that participate in a group plan also pay less out of pocket for health care costs. Less financial stress is certainly something to smile about.
A healthy workforce leads to increased productivity and lower absenteeism.3 When employees are healthy, they can spend more time focusing on work and less time stressing over health issues, finances or the what ifs in our world. Offering a comprehensive benefits package also gives employers the tax advantage of deducting plan contributions, while keeping employees healthy and happy.
Finding a plan that fits your business can be a big decision. Blue Cross helps thousands of Kansas business owners with their health insurance needs. With a variety of plans to choose from, Blue Cross can help you tailor your benefits to the needs of your employees and your business. We’re ready to personally assist you in finding an affordable health care plan to help attract and retain the best employees for your business.
1 “Glassdoor Study Reveals What Job Seekers Are Looking For.” July 25, 2018 https://www.glassdoor.com/employers/blog/salary-benefits-survey/
2 “2018 Employee Benefits, The Evolution of Benefits.” Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/trends-and-forecasting/research-and-surveys/Documents/2018%20Employee%20Benefits%20Report.pdf
3 “The Benefits of a Healthy Workforce.” June 1, 2015. Harvard School of Public Health. The Business Benefits of a Healthy Workforce