Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
Employee discount programs are increasingly becoming an offering at businesses and in its latest post in a series on understanding benefits, Experient Health explains how employers can start and employees benefit from discount programs.
Experient Health, the health insurance arm of the Virginia Farm Bureau, is headquartered in Richmond, Va. and uses its blog to educate the community on health, wellness, insurance and health care reform.
"Employee discount programs are voluntary benefits offered by an employer to help you save money," Experient Health wrote. "Employers contract with vendors and merchants to offer you promotions, discounts and group rates. Each discount program is unique to the employer that offers it, and, through the program, you will have access to a variety of products and services at reduced rates."
Discounts might include items employees usually buy, such as groceries and cellphone service, or access to more specialized purchases such as concert tickets and hotel stays.
"The advantage of a discount program is that it saves you money simply for being an employee of your company," according to the blog post.
The types of products and services that might be offered through a discount program vary widely, often including both special and everyday items and services.
Common product services may include:
- Fitness center or gym membership
- Mobile phone group rates
- Lower loan or bank account fees
- Health-related services, such as acupuncture or chiropractic care
- Computer hardware or software
- Childcare services
- General discount programs, which may include:
Programs can also be set up via payroll deductions.
For most discounts, especially programs like gym membership rates, employees identify themselves as an employee of the company at the beginning of the transaction.
Read more about employee discount programs on the Experient Health blog.
About Experient Health:
For years, Experient Health, a Virginia Farm Bureau company, has helped people find the right insurance coverage and get the most for their health care dollars. The Richmond, Va.-based group is dedicated to providing high quality health insurance options to customers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. As a result, its consultants, with an average of more than 20 years experience, are intimately familiar with the states’ provider networks, products and regulations.
Representing the top national insurance carriers, Experient Health provides customers with multiple policy options designed to meet wellness needs and financial requirements.
Experient Health grew out of Virginia Farm Bureau and is a “hometown agency” in that it operates a network of more than 100 offices. However, it boasts the resources and technology of larger firms.
Consultants are available online, via phone and through their offices.
Learn more at http://www.experienthealth.com, utilize the online health insurance quote calculator or contact a consultant directly at 855.677.6580.