New eBook Helps Small Businesses Prepare for This Year's Health Insurance Sign-Up Period
Zane Benefits, the leader in consumerized employee benefits for small businesses, announced today the publication of a new eBook, "Small Business Guide to Open Enrollment 2017."
The guide provides small business owners (and their employees) a toolkit for understanding this year's open enrollment period for individual health insurance.
According to Kaiser Family Foundation (2016), only about half (53 percent) of small businesses in America offer group health insurance today. As such, a large portion of the small business workforce relies on the individual market for coverage.
When looking to buy or renew their health insurance plan, employees may not know where to turn when they have questions. According to Zane Benefits, many employees are turning to their small business employers for help with questions such as, "When and how can I purchase health insurance?" "How do I select the right plan?" "Do I qualify for premium tax credits?" "Can you - my employer - help with my premium costs?"
The new guide helps small business owners and managers understand the 2017 open enrollment period and provides practical tips for using individual health insurance to offer affordable health benefits to employees.
The 16-page eBook is available for free download at the zanebenefits.com website and covers the following topics:
Key facts and deadlines for this year's health insurance sign-up period
How to enroll in coverage and select the right health plan
- The cost of individual health insurance
How to use individual health insurance to offer affordable health benefits
About Zane Benefits, Inc.
Zane Benefits was founded in 2006 with a mission to consumerize employee benefits for small business. We have a vision for the world where employee benefits are actually employee benefits rather than employer benefits. "Consumerize" is the word we use to describe that vision. When small businesses offer Zane Benefits instead of traditional benefits, they save time and money by empowering employees with tax-free dollars. Using our online software platform (PeopleKeep®), small businesses help employees purchase their own benefits with real dollar contributions.
Zane Benefits' software has been featured on the front-page of The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. Learn more at www.ZaneBenefits.com.