You might think the insurance policies you carry on your employees or that you have specifically for your company are solely financial tools, items with little effect on your employees and morale. However, your insurance plan is one of the strongest bridges you have with your team. It's one of the few connections you have linking you to them even when they are away from work.
You know health insurance is vital to your employees not only because of the benefit, but also because it helps them stay healthy and productive. For these reasons alone, you should help them understand their health insurance benefits and how to access them. The benefits of this are two-fold.
We've discussed the importance of having a risk management team as part of your company's management. However, risk management 'teams' sound resource dependent and costly and they can be. What if you're a small business, a one-person shop, or you have to make a fast decision about a strategic move? You might feel as if you are a ship adrift on the sea of uncertainty.
Part of every business plan is creating a risk management plan. You probably took this step in the forming of your own company and developed a response for each risk. While that is adequate in the beginning, and often the only avenue many small business owners have, consider bringing other people onto your assessment team when it is time to update the plan.
Group insurance is one of the most common ways businesses, and associations provide insurance benefits for their members. There's a good reason for this. Insurance is one of the best benefits you can offer to your employees. A well-constructed benefits plan helps build employee loyalty, engagement and is a great tool to recruit and retain your best employees.
The business insurance needed for a corporation isn't much different than you need for a small business, but it is more comprehensive because corporations incur a different level of risk. Incorporating a business means you will be developing a board of officers and each of them is going to have to be insured for different types of liability as well as collectively for their actions as a board.
Your Human Resources team can be an integral part of keeping your insurance premiums low. They can do this in three ways by hiring the right people, implementing comprehensive training programs, and monitoring safety and injuries and responding promptly with corrective action if necessary.
Businesses are always looking for ways to streamline their processes and save money. You might believe you can do this by cutting back on your business insurance premiums. However, you may not have as much control over your rates as you believe.
We've talked at length of the importance of employee benefits to your company. Yes, you know that benefits are just as significant, if not more important, as salary for attracting and keeping employees. You probably are also aware employees value their benefits at different stages throughout their career. For example, older employees appreciate health benefits more than younger employees, and younger employees place a lot of value in tuition assistance.