Some Reasons Why We Like Health Savings Accounts Better than 401(K) Plans

2017-10-12T12:00:00-04:00October 12th, 2017|Small Business Health Insurance|

Most people don’t think about an HSA, or Health Savings Accounts, as a savings account. Instead, they think of it as an account where you set aside money to spend on health care items during the current year. That [...]

Is Self-Insuring Your Small Business Health Insurance The Right Option for You?

2017-09-05T12:00:00-04:00September 5th, 2017|Small Business Health Insurance|

As we transition into more uncertainty surrounding the health care law and what new legislation may or may not do, we always look for ways to help small businesses stay ahead of the curve when it comes to their employee [...]

No Solution in Sight For Small Business Health Insurance: Some Facts You Should Know

2017-08-01T12:00:00-04:00August 1st, 2017|Small Business Health Insurance|

One thing many small business owners would agree on is that the current health insurance landscape is terrible for small business. Small businesses struggle to provide benefits, and usually pay more for less coverage. Despite several attempts at a [...]

Stories From Small Businesses About Their Rising Health Insurance Costs: What’s Next?

2017-05-26T12:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2017|Small Business Health Insurance|

Small businesses cheered when the U.S. House voted in March to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, which many business owners say inflicted more aches and pains than it cured. Health care was the top issue business [...]

Small Businesses Continuing to Struggle with the Cost of Health Insurance | NARFA Blog

2016-10-03T12:00:00-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Small Business Health Insurance|

The most severe problem facing small business right now is the cost of health insurance, according to a new release of the NFIB Research Foundation’s quadrennial Small Business Problems and Priorities survey. The survey asked 20,000 members of the [...]

Employer–Sponsored Health Insurance Is Not Going Anywhere For Awhile | NARFA Blog

2016-09-15T12:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2016|Small Business Health Insurance|

Some small companies that dropped group health insurance for their employees are reversing course, driven by a tightening labor market and rising costs and fewer choices for individual coverage. Retaining employees means employers have to provide them with compensation [...]

3 Issues Affecting 2017 Small Business Health Insurance | NARFA

2016-08-08T12:00:00-04:00August 8th, 2016|Small Business Health Insurance|

Health insurance continues to consume a large portion of a business' money and often payroll is the only expense that tops it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in March 2016, health insurance benefits cost small businesses (with [...]

Health Insurance Sticker Shock: What Are You Doing About It? | NARFA

2016-06-06T12:00:00-04:00June 6th, 2016|Small Business Health Insurance|

The 2017 benefit year is one that is going to be more challenging than ever. While insurers have through August to file their 2017 plan offerings, what we are seeing so far leads us to believe that increases will [...]

Do You and Your Employees Understand Your Health Insurance Benefits? | NARFA

2016-04-19T12:00:00-04:00April 19th, 2016|Small Business Health Insurance|

One major challenge facing employers and other health plan sponsors is helping consumers to understand their health insurance, and other employee benefits. In the past, we have discussed the importance of educating employees about their benefits and how to [...]

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Save on Healthcare Costs | NARFA

2016-02-12T12:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2016|Small Business Health Insurance|

Small businesses that provide employees with health insurance are already seeing higher costs as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the increased administration required due to all the new rules and regulations. Its never a bad [...]