Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Will Brown, Managing Partner with The Benefits Group, who provides some background on how they help small to medium size companies leverage the same benefit advantages that larger companies offer, which allows business owners to be more competitive and achieve higher levels of success. During the interview, Will talks about some of the important legislation, like the American Rescue Plan Act, and trends coming out of the pandemic, including working from home, a tight labor market, and using benefits to increase PPP forgiveness. He also covers some of the supplemental benefits and creative plans that are becoming more popular.
- Post COVID and benefits (this can be the all-encompassing topic) – the ARP (American Rescue Plan Act), working from home (multiple states), tight labor market, and using benefits to increase PPP forgiveness
- Can I offer benefits as a smaller employer? Do I have to contribute, will I pay more because I am smaller, what are the benefits for me as the employer?
- What if I just choose not to offer it? Are there fines, what are the risks?
- What are other options? Supplemental, individual policies, limited benefit copay plans, telemed, and more…get creative.
We dive deep into our tool-box and use every service, technology, and strategic partnership to create an environment that provides the best possible benefit package to actually serve its purpose of engaging employees, making them feel good about where they work and, if designed properly, save the organization money.