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Group health insurance costs seem to be rising at alarming rates. The rising cost of health insurance is widely understood to be one of the biggest concerns for smaller companies.

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300 Ozark Trail Drive, #215
Ellisville, MO
Title: CFP
Company: Financial Planning Associates, Inc.
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
University of Missouri, BMED 1973
Webster University, MAFE (Not completed)
College for Financial Planning, CFP 1989
Years Experience
Years Experience: 25
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Antioch Insurance Agency
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2415 Carter Lane
Columbia, MO
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University of Missouri/MBA
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Kansas City, MO
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Group health insurance costs seem to be rising at alarming rates. Unfortunately, the biggest increases tend to be targeted at smaller companies. What can we do to counter-act this trend?

As a small business owner, this is of primary importance. The rising cost of health insurance is widely understood to be one of the biggest concerns for smaller companies. It is an important incentive to keep good employees. But what can a small employer do when the cost of health insurance is so high that it makes more business sense to cut benefit's?

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First of all, don't panic. And don't automatically assume that you must pass through crippling rate hikes to your employees either. If you have a health plan and need to save more, or would like to offer one to your employees and don't currently, we have 3 tips to help you find a quality insurance plan at a reasonable rate.

  1. Always compare quotes and benefit's from more than one insurance company.

    Just because your favorite cousin is an insurance agent for XYZ insurance, doesn't mean that you'll get the best deal. Shop around! Do some research on the Internet. In fact, the most convenient way to get the best overview of your options is to get multiple quotes from the Internet, as well as speak with qualified insurance brokers in your area. This will give you a good idea of the kinds of coverage and costs that you are looking at. Whether you work with an agent online, in person or by phone, be sure that this person is licensed in your state.

    By looking carefully at what the plans offer, and comparing that with what your employees want and need, you can match the best plan to your business, while also saving some money on extras that are not high priority.

  2. Consider a high-deductible plan, to save more.

    Okay, so you want to offer insurance, but you can't afford a plan with low deductibles? Get a high deductible plan. If your employees are healthy and make few visit's to the doctor, this may work to everyones advantage. You can save money and still provide coverage for your workforce. Although everyone will face a higher deductible, they will still have coverage in the case of serious or catastrophic illness, which is much better than no coverage at all.

  3. Be sure to take advantage of all tax incentives.

    There are tax benefit's available to you, as the employer, when you provide group health insurance. These tax benefit's can help defray the costs of insurance and may even allow you to carry a higher level of coverage for your workforce. For instance, yo...

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Missouri State Mandated Health Insurance Coverage

Medical insurance benefits that insurers must provide include: alcohol/drug abuse treatment, ambulatory surgery centers, audiologist, blood lead poisoning screening, bone marrow transplant, bone mass measurement, breast reconstruction, cervical cancer/HPV screening, chiropractor, clinical trial (cancer), colorectal cancer screening, contraceptives, dental anesthesia, dentist, dependent coverage (including newborns, dependent students/adults, disabled dependent adults), diabetes supplies, emergency room service, family therapist, hair prosthesis, mammography, marriage therapist, mastectomy (including minimum stay), maternity (including minimum stay), mental health, newborn hearing screening, nurse practitioner, off-label drug use, optometrist, PKU/metabolic disorder, podiatrist, prostate cancer screening, psychologist, second surgical opinion, speech therapist, well child care

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