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Any company can run a quote these days. In fact, any broker can do it for you as well.
The question is this...
Probably not but as agents with 20+ plus years experience, we can boil it down pretty well for you.
Here are the key points to a successful benefit search that we'll cover:
Let's get started!
When you submit your employee zips and dates of birth, we can roll up the sleeves and get started.
We'll immediately take a benchmark plan (generally the silver - most popular tier on the market) and run rates across the carriers.
Depending on your preference, we'll generally look at HMO and PPOs separately since they can have different pricing advantages between carriers.
We can also offer different carriers (usually with Kaiser as a separate option when dominant in an area) alongside a primary carrier (usually PPO).
Even though the plans are standardized, there can be huge price differences for a given group.
This is where our expertise really comes into play (there's no cost for our services as licensed California group health agents).
Once we zero in on the best priced carrier in an area, we'll turn to your budget.
There are a few ways to go with this.
You can establish very flexible approaches generally along these lines:
The latter is the best option.
An example is to pay 75% of the Silver plan for each employee.
Why is the best option?
For example, if you pay $100/employee, that's going to go a long way further for someone in their 20's than in their 50's.
There's a question of fairness.
75% of the cost however will take this into account.
Ultimately, we establish the percentage and what plan based on your total monthly budget.
We can help with this whole process and it's why we ask for budget in the quote above.
Essentially, we've locked in our monthly budget!
Let's look at what this means for the employee.
During enrollment, we will create individual worksheets for each employee.
On this worksheet, they can see multiple plan options and levels (even HMO and PPO or HSA).
The price for each plan will be based on 75% of the silver level.
The beauty is that the employee has choice as they would with a larger company (very important) while your budget is fixed to the silver.
Employees can make their own personal choice according to their healthcare needs and budget.
Some employees want the cheapest plan and will opt for the bronze. Others have higher healthcare costs and will opt for a richer plan based on the price difference to them.
We can structure it so that their share is pre-tax (we'll handle this as well).
A carrier may have dozens of plans and even different networks.
When we create the master quote for the employer, we'll pick the best priced options at each level to over the greatest value.
The networks are also a big deal and we'll help to navigate that piece.
We don't want to sound like we're selling steak knives but...that's not all!
Alongside the core medical plan, we can quote and offer dental, vision, life, and any add-on needed.
Dental can also have a fixed budget as with medical which makes it very affordable.
Vision and life require everyone to enroll but are very inexpensive.
We can quote all the major carriers including VSP, Delta dental, and even the embedded options with the medical carrier.
Finally, let's bring it all together and make it faster and easier for you, the employer.
There's been a big push over the last few years to integrate benefits and payroll.
Some companies led with this but they are essentially payroll companies masquerading as benefits experts.
They have very little knowledge of the plans and inner workings of the carrier's to get problems solved (which invariably happen).
Before, you had to pick… an integrated package OR expert guidance (free) from a knowledgeable broker.
We have partnered with Rippling to offer you an online system that's better than what's available.
Make a change in benefits? It automatically transfers to payroll or vice versa.
Onboarding and offboarding employees is minutes instead of hours and you still get the knowledge and support of your broker.
Again, the other standalone companies are very limited in how to strategically get the most out of health benefits for companies. That's not their wheelhouse.
In fact, we can import the key data directly from Gusto, Zenefits, and more to make the transfer easy.
You can run your quote with the form above. Of course, we're happy to help with any questions at 800-320-6269 or at email@example.com
Our online tools, free quotes and licensed agents are here to help you find a plan.
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