Prove Yourself as a Smart Employer with Group Benefits

26/02/2014 16:45

Group insurance is an insurance plan that covers a specific group of people who should have something in common. The employees of a company belong to a professional group and are eligible to have group insurance or group benefits.  Nowadays most of the companies are offering group benefits package to their employees. It is hard to identify which benefits are important to employees as the audience is a mass of people.


The employers with little experience regarding employee benefits like policies then they need to know the basics of the policy and its features. Some of the employee benefits mandated by the government and some optional benefits are being also available where the employer picks the required items. Minimum wages, overtime salary, leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, workers compensation and disability, etc as well as unemployment schemes are some examples of mandated items.


Mandated Employee Benefits:


  • Workers Compensation
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Overtime
  • Minimum Wage
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Disability


Besides these options, some of the following listed employ benefits articles provided by the employers are enlisted in the employment contract. It varies company to company. Some of them are:


  • Work Breaks and Meal Breaks
  • Vacation Leave
  • Termination
  • Sick Leave
  • Severance Pay
  • Pay Raise
  • Paid Holidays
  • Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave
  • Health Care
  • Hazard Pay


Why the employers need to offer Group Benefits Package?

To attract and retain talented staffs:


A resourceful and future-proof group benefits package from the employer helps in recruiting the best talents and grows with the existing experienced staffs.  Both directly and indirectly, it influences the productivity of the company through providing satisfaction to the employees.

 Be lovable among staffs with Tax-efficient compensation:


Yes, it is the best idea to help the employees to save a big money by cutting down the health and dental expenses from their taxed income. Your staffs would choose benefits package instead of a salary hike.

It is supportive for the employees’ financial security:


A group benefits plan guards against employees’ financial difficulties made through the bad situations. The group insurance coverage associated with this helps a lot.


Improve productivity:


Whenever the employee becomes injured or sick, the group disability, health and dental benefits associated in the group benefits policy protects the business from loss. The best doctors program and other innovative programs will not harm your business.


Actually paying for employee benefit schemes helps the business owners or employers in all manners. It completely depends upon the mindset of the employer to offer it to the employees or not but it’s a smart choice.