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Employer Tax Advantages From HSAs

It's no secret that health savings accounts (HSAs) offer numerous tax benefits. These tax savings are one of the primary reasons why HSAs are gaining traction in the market. However, while HSA participation continues to increase at a rapid pace, the majority of the attention when it comes to HSA tax benefits is focused on…

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How Your Group Health Premiums Are Calculated

Factors like age or tobacco use can significantly affect your premiums. Find out more of what affects your group health coverage.

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COBRA: What You Need To Know

Due to recent events, unemployment in the U.S. has reached an all-time high. And because our healthcare system often ties coverage to work, there are a lot of people who could lose their access to healthcare. If you, like many employers, are worried about your workers in these uncertain times. Remember that if you have…

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HRAs: ICHRA vs QSEHRA

You’re not the only one who wants to know what the difference is between an ICHRA and a QSEHRA. This is one of the more common questions business owners ask when they’re trying to decide which benefits to offer their employees. Both plans are health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). They make it possible for you, the…

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How Self-Funded Health Plans Work

Employers who want to give their employees health care perks can choose between a fully insured health plan and a self-funded health plan. Even though the two approaches have a lot in common, they are also very different. Each has its own pros and cons. A fully-insured group health plan is one where the company…

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Everything You Need To Know About Health Insurance Stipends

Most Businesses offer a group health insurance plan for their employees. However, sometimes you may start working for a company that offers a health insurance stipend instead of a health plan. So, what is it? Great question, below you’ll find everything employees and employers need to know about this alternative employee benefit.  [zip_submit_form prefix="Compare" suffix="Group…

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How To Insure Your Small Business

EZ.Insure offers many types of insurance, but what specifically to help your business? Here, we have a guide on which insurance types you need and why.

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How Small Businesses Can Persevere Through a Recession

How Small Businesses Can Persevere Through a Recession With Group Insurance

The economy has changed a lot over the last few years, so we created a free resource to help you understand the best practices for navigating your small business through a recession or economic downturn.   If your business has the right approach, and the right resources, it’s possible to weather the storm and even…

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Is Your Business’ Health Coverage Considered Minimum Value?

If you have 30 or more full-time employees, the IRS considers you an “applicable large employer”. And are required to follow specific requirements when it comes to offering health insurance to your employees. One of these requirements is that you provide your employees with health coverage that meets what is known as the minimum value,…

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2023 Employee Benefits Benchmarking Report

Covid has certainly changed a lot and the employee benefits space is not immune. We created a free employee benefits report resource to help you understand all of the changes in this space.   Our 2023 Small Business Employee Benefits Benchmarking Report includes topics such as: How plan offerings have changed post-Covid ​​​The different benefits…

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Boost Your Employee’s Benefits Package with More Options

Attracting and retaining employees is important to building your business, and one of the ways to do this is by offering an appealing benefits package. Since good health insurance is one of the most sought-after benefits for employees, you have to pay extra attention to what you’re offering. It might not be enough to offer…

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The Complete Guide to Open Enrollment for Employers

It’s here! Open Enrollment for your group health insurance plan has come around again, running from November 1 - December 15. Now is the time when you can choose new benefits, or review and change existing health insurance benefits for your employees, and we get it: this time of year can be hectic and stressful,…

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The Pros & Cons of ICHRAs

Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements, or ICHRAs, have been available since January 2020, and have been growing in popularity over the past year. This is because they allow employers to save money while offering employees a way to get healthcare benefits. They are a great alternative to group health insurance, especially since the rules surrounding…

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The CARES Act Offers Flexibility for HRAs, FSA & HSAs

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created to provide economic assistance to families, workers, and businesses during these uncertain times. One important thing the CARES Act has done is to allow more flexibility for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Now, some over-the-counter medications…

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Group Insurance For Furloughed & Laid Off Employees

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on many small businesses, and many are now struggling to stay afloat. In order to keep going, many small business owners had no choice but to furlough or lay off employees in order to save money. If you are one of them, you might be wondering what your…

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W-2 Requirements for a QSEHRA

If you decide to offer a qualified small business health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA) to your employees, you might have some questions about how to report the benefits on your employees’ W-2s. The IRS requires employers to report these benefits, including how much each employee is entitled to receive in reimbursements in a calendar year. There…

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Pre-Tax vs After-Tax Deductions

If you are thinking of offering group insurance or a HRA to your employees, or if you are already offering them one or both, you might be wondering how to withhold employee insurance premiums and your contributions from their paycheck. Do the deductions come out of their paycheck pre-tax or after-tax? In some cases, you…

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How Nonprofits Can Get Health Care

Offering employees health benefits is important for businesses in all fields to do, but nonprofit organizations often struggle to provide healthcare. Research conducted in 2019 found that only 18% of nonprofit organizations offer group health insurance. Over 80% of these organizations said that they couldn’t afford group health insurance, while others said that they have…

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