Park City, Utah (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on how to control healthcare costs.
According to Zane Benefits’ website, we're nearing 2014 and most small business owners are still cautious about the economic outlook.
On top of this, health care costs are at an all-time high. Small businesses want to offer health benefits to recruit and retain key employees, but the cost of traditional health insurance is unsustainable to small businesses and to employees.
With a "pure" defined contribution health plan, the employer can give employees a monthly health insurance stipend to spend on their own personal health insurance policy. On the individual market, health plans are much less expensive than group coverage. And in 2014 eligible employees can access health insurance tax credits.
A "pure" defined contribution plan is a health benefits strategy. It is an arrangement where the employer reimburses employees’ individual health insurance premiums - instead of offering a traditional group health insurance policy.
Most businesses utilize a limited-purpose Section 105 medical reimbursement plan as the foundation for their "pure" defined contribution plan. The Section 105 plan is the vehicle to provide the health insurance stipends. By using a Section 105 plan, you stay compliant with ACA, IRS, ERISA, and HIPAA regulations. In fact, a Section 105 plan is one of the only compliant ways a business can reimburse employees for personal health insurance premiums. To ensure compliance and easy administration, businesses use a defined contribution software provider to set up and administer the Section 105 plan.
Being able to set, control, and predict all health care costs is revolutionary for many small business. After all, the number one reason small businesses don't offer health insurance (but want to) is cost. With a defined contribution approach financial liability is controllable, and employees shop for policies that best meet their individual health needs.
About Zane Benefits
Zane Benefits was founded in 2006 to provide a revolutionized SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) administration platform ("ZaneHealth") for defined contribution health care. The flagship software provides a 100% paperless administration experience to small businesses and insurance professionals that want to offer better health benefits without a traditional group health insurance plan at lower costs. For more information about Zane Benefits, visit http://www.zanebenefits.com.