Being an employer – no matter how big or small your business might be, no matter how many employees you have – comes with a great deal of responsibility. One of the main things you suddenly find yourself focusing on is how to provide a livelihood (not just a “living”) to the people who work for you, and help in no small measure to build and sustain an economy for now and the future. Owning a business is just the beginning – once you’ve built your brand, you have to understand and take care of the people who work for you, if you want your work to be sustainable and positive.
For these reasons and so many more, it is important for an employer to put the welfare of his or her employees at the top of their list of priorities; caring about and putting sincere effort into the health and wellbeing of your employees is the only way to make your business sustainable, keep your employees happy and healthy, and guarantee you’ll continue to be successful for years to come.
In this vein, any employer who has multiple employees and cares deeply about their health and wellbeing would do well to get group health plans that will be cheaper and cost-effective for both of them; the health plan helps to ensure that the employee feels safe and secure in their work, and the cost-saving opportunities benefit people on both sides of the equation. In this day and age where the cost of taking care of one’s health is skyrocketing and not having a health insurance can extremely dangerous for certain individuals, a job that offers the security of a group health insurance plan will definitely be appealing to a lot of people, including employees that are more likely to remain committed to you and your business. Group health plans are incentives business owners can provide to attract quality workers to sustain their businesses. This insurance can also be extended to cover their immediate family members. It saves the employer the stress of having to purchase individual policies for each employee, and when employees leave, their replacements can easily be added on to the group plan already in place. This is another advantage that having a group plan offers. For more information on the different plans available to cover your employees, First Financial Group in Toronto has a detailed guide on their website (www.firstfinancialgroup.ca/services/insurance-planning/life-insurance/).
Group health plans require all participants to pay a monthly premium. Insurance companies profit through the deductibles and the limits of coverage they offer. Group health insurance is also beneficial to the employees of your business because certain conditions that may not be covered under their individual or provincial insurance plans but may be covered in the group plan. Having this plan is a win-win situation for both employer and employee in terms of improving both quality of life and quality of work, and helping the employees to meet some of their personal and important life-related needs. Health is said to be wealth; this might be a cliché, but there’s no arguing with the fact that a healthy employee automatically translates to a wealthy business.