Underwood Insurance Offers Tips On How Companies Can Manage Their California Group Health Insurance Costs

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The team at Underwood Insurance knows that during an economic downturn, many companies take a closer look at where the majority of their money is going and whether or not these funds need to be reallocated.

Underwood Insurance Group, Inc. of California
While it doesn’t look like California group health insurance rates will be going down any time soon, the team at Underwood Insurance is always ready and willing to help its clients determine strategies to help lower their group health care costs.

When faced with shrinking budgets and growing operating expenses, many business executives look to cut costs wherever they can. The team at Underwood Insurance knows that during an economic downturn, many companies take a closer look at where the majority of their money is going and whether or not these funds need to be reallocated. For many local businesses, California group health insurance costs continue to rise year after year, which leaves many executives wondering whether or not they should continue to offer their employees the same benefits.

It’s never too early to start thinking about how to maintain next year’s budget, so the team at Underwood Insurance would like to offer a few tips on how to keep California group health insurance costs manageable for the small business:

  • Employers can offer an opt-out monetary incentive for employees whose spouses are already enrolled in a separate health care plan.
  • Allowing company-paid health care for an employee-only plan can take the burden of paying premiums off of employees who only enroll themselves under the company plan, as opposed to the employee-spouse plan.
  • Get expert advice. Medicare specialists can consult with older employees who may find that it is less expensive for them to adopt Medicare products than pay the premium for a group health insurance that may not be tailored to their unique needs.

While it doesn’t look like California group health insurance rates will be going down any time soon, the team at Underwood Insurance is always ready and willing to help its clients determine strategies to help lower their group health care costs. Whether businesses choose to implement one or all of these changes, any little change could make a big difference in a company’s bottom line.

About Underwood Insurance Group:

Underwood Insurance Group is an independent California insurance broker devoted to providing local residents and businesses with a top of the line health coverage, employee benefits packages and beyond! Although the agency’s office is located in Simi Valley, CA Underwood Insurance Group is fully willing and capable of serving and providing California insurance solutions throughout the state! The agency is proud of their extensive network of providers, which allows Underwood Insurance Group to provide its customers with an even bigger selection of health and employee benefit-related insurance policies.

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