The Importance of Providing Health Insurance for your Employees

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Health insurance will cover your employee’s medical and surgical expenses, encouraging them to visit the doctors more regularly. But why should you provide health insurance for your employees? And why is it so important for your business? This article will explore the impact of health insurance on your small business.

1. Increased Productivity

With health insurance, your employees will not hesitate to go to the doctors when they catch a flu because they are not held back by financial constraints. This speeds up the recovery period and minimises any decreased productivity while your employee is sick. 

Most importantly – it prevents the whole company from falling sick together. Contagious flus may bring everyone down together and multiple MCs on the same day would significantly delay any major ongoing projects! Especially with small businesses where everyone has an important role to play in the company’s daily operations, you can barely afford sick days.

2. Staff Morale


Rewarding your staff for their hard work and long hours with their monthly salary is the bare minimum when it comes to treating your staff right.
There is so much more you can do as a small business owner to make sure your employees feel included and taken care of by your company. One major step is health insurance. 

Everyone considers their health important and dear to their hearts. Your staff will certainly reward you with their loyalty and commitment to the company if such an initiative is carried out. Increased staff morale and sense of belonging to your company will indirectly increase productivity as well.

3. In The End, You Gain More Than You Lose

Although health insurance may incur a significant cost for your company, the loyalty and increased productivity of your staff will far make up for the losses. 
Retaining a stable team of employees in your small business means less time spent hiring and training newbies if you do lose employees to your competitors. 
After all, small businesses are akin to a small family sometimes, so create that sense of inclusivity by starting with health insurance today!
Actionable Takeaway:
Health Insurance does not only benefit your employees but the company itself as well! 


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