Here’s why you should offer health insurance to your employees

Today, the cost of healthcare in Kenya has risen drastically, thanks to the evergrowing demand for medical services. Having health insurance is therefore very important both for individuals and even for your staff if you’re a business owner.

Being uninsured means you will receive less medical care and less timely care and the outcome is always worse healthcare. This brings a fiscal burden to you and their family. That said if you’re a business owner, a health insurance cover is one of the many benefits you can offer your employees. 

A Health cover keeps your team healthy and happy and providing it signals that you care about the well-being of your employees. 

Health covers can help the insured avoid being stuck with large medical bills and help them access the care they need to improve and manage their health. A health cover for staff should, therefore, be among the top priorities for any employer.

So why should your business offer health insurance?

First, it is important to note that you cannot do this alone, a broker or a health insurance advisor like Leadway Insurance Brokers can guide you through the entire process. As your go-to agent, Leadway Insurance Brokers can help you select a plan that’s right for you and your team members based on your industry and the coverage preferences for all the members of your company. We can also help you set everything up and keep you compliant on an ongoing basis. Leadway Insurance brokers will also be the resident healthcare know-it-all for your employees so that they don’t have to answer difficult questions on all matters related to health insurance. 

Surveys have shown that health cover is by far the most important benefit employees can receive from their employer. This is why as an employer you should offer health insurance as your first company benefit. 

Providing health insurance helps boost employee productivity.  If you want your employees to focus on being at their best, an insurance cover will help. Worrying about health insurance drains their energy and time.

Setting up individual health insurance can be painful for your employees. If they are enrolled in the individual plans they will carry all the burden of setting up and managing their plans

Group insurance networks are always better and larger than individual networks. Providing a health cover for your employees gives them access to more doctors and hospitals.

Always remember that an insurance policy is and should be an important part of your financial plan. Contact Leadway Insurance brokers to learn more on how your business can benefit from a health insurance policy.

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