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  • Writer's pictureEd Van Hal

Health Care Benefits Key to Keeping Your Employees Happy and Productive

As a business owner, you want to attract and retain the best talent for your company. One way to do that is to offer competitive benefits that meets the needs and preferences of your employees. But how do you choose the right employee benefits package?

There are many factors to consider when designing an employee benefits package, such as

  • The size and budget of your business.

  • The industry and market you operate in.

  • The demographics and expectations of your work force.

  • The legal and tax implications of different benefits.

To help you navigate these factors, here are some tips and best practices for choosing the right benefits package for your small business.

Start with the basics.

Health care benefits are the most common and essential benefits that employees expect. Other basic benefits to include are retirement savings, paid time off, and disability insurance. These can help you comply with federal and state laws, as well as provide financial security and wellness for your employees.

Customize your benefits.

Beyond the basics, you can offer additional benefits that suit your business goals and culture, such as flexible work arrangements, wellness programs, tuition, reimbursement, or employee discounts. These benefits can help you differentiate your business from competitors, boost employee engagement and loyalty, and support your employees' personal and professional growth.

Compare your options.

There are many providers and plans available for different health care benefits, so it's important to shop around and compare costs, coverage, features, and service. You can also consult with an experienced broker to help you find the best deals and negotiate with providers.

Communicate your benefits.

Once you've chosen your benefits package, make sure to communicate it clearly and effectively to your employees. You can use various channels, such as email. intranet, newsletters, or meetings, to inform your employees about the benefits you offer, how to enroll or access them, and how they can benefit from them. You can also solicit feedback from your employees to measure their satisfaction and identify areas for improvement.

"Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits." - Vaughn Aust, COO, Gemini

Choosing the right benefits package for your business can be a challenging but rewarding process. With the help of Van Hal Insurance Services, you can provide benefits that meet the needs of your business and your employees.


701-277-5905 |

As an independent broker with 35+ years of experience, Ed is committed to providing quality insurance options for both groups and individuals at affordable prices.


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