(This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthCare. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
(Pictured: A small business-Five Guys, with employees.)
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there were 29.6 million small businesses up and running. And a solid 20% of them had employees.
If you’re the owner of a small business in the 20%, you know how important it is to recruit and retain good employees.
Offering employee benefits, including health care, is one way to both attract and retain good employees. And since you’re the boss, you’re the one who decides the level of benefits your employees will receive.
But where do you begin? How do you untangle the complexities of employee health care? How do you pick the right plan for your company? And, as a busy small business owner, how are you going to find the time to do it?
Small Business Priorities
As a small business owner, you need to stay on top of a lot of things. One of them, revenue-generation, is obviously a top priority. Because without it, your business won’t be around very long.
In addition, you must have good employees-and enough of them, to take proper care of the customers who are bringing in the revenue.
That’s why it’s important for you to have an employee benefit like health care included in your priority list. Because on the whole, customers who feel they’re taken care of properly tend to be return customers. And everyone knows that it’s less costly to keep customers coming back than it is to attract new ones.
With these things in mind, I think you’d agree that it’s crucial to take whatever time is needed to design the right health care plan for your company and your employees. But how? It’s not like you can manufacture time. Unless…
You Can Now Choose A Health Care Plan For Your Small Business In 20 Minutes
That’s right. 20 minutes. (As opposed to what’s always been a painful, time-consuming, and ridiculously confusing process that small businesses owners have had to endure when choosing the right health care plan for their company.)
Thanks to UnitedHealthCare, there’s finally a way for small business owners to quickly-and easily choose a health care plan that works for everybody involved.
UnitedHealthCare has created a new way for small businesses to simplify employee health care plans. They recently launched a website for small businesses that includes a quick, simple, new online shopping tool. This tool enables you to choose the right health care plan for your company in only 20 minutes time.
How Does UnitedHealthCare Do It?
The team at UnitedHealthCare knows how valuable your time is. They also know that you need to keep your eye on the ball. The new online shopping experience they created allows you to quickly (and easily) put together your company’s employee health care plan. That way you can go about the business at hand. Revenue-generation.
The new UnitedHealthCare Small Business website enables you to get better pricing information because you determine the price you pay per employee-with them paying the difference. And your cost stays the same.
To see it in action, go to the new website, enter a few basics about your employees (age, gender, number of family members) and you’ll be able to quickly find out what you’ll be paying.
As a small business owner, you’ll be able to:
- Review all available employee health care plans available in your geographic location
- Compare potential plans with plans that similar companies offer
- Submit employee age/gender information for fast pricing
- Customize an employee health care plan
- Set pricing for your plan (or plans)
- Decide, checkout and purchase plans online
And much more, including the ability for your employees to go online and select the plan best for them. (From the plan you chose.)
In addition, support is provided via phone or email by health plan coverage advisors who can help you navigate the website and the plans.
Small Businesses Have Been Waiting For This Tool
If you own a small business with 2-50 employees, and you’ve been looking for a simple (and fast) tool to shop for an employee health care plan that fits your business, UnitedHealthCare just created it.
And when it comes to retaining valuable employees, and recruiting new ones as your business grows, offering a benefit like employee health care can really make a difference in who stays with you and who decides to come on board.
Visit the UnitedHealthCare Small Business website today, so you can quickly and easily choose a health care plan for your company that makes sense.
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(5 Guys image courtesy Andrew Mager on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/3173067839)