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Small Business Benefits for Employees

We’ve not only created a team that is solely dedicated to small employers, but have also developed solutions catered to organizations like yours. We want to offload your HR workload so that you can focus on your business and your people.

Dedicated team that specializes in helping with small business benefits

We will customize a small business benefit plan for you.  We have helped thousands of small business employers with their employee benefits.  

Being an HR team of one means there’s a lot to manage. With GBS, our team helps you keep things moving by simplifying your benefits administration. We work with you to streamline your processes and support your employees, allowing you to focus your energy on critical business functions.

Small Business Benefits for Employees

"GBS has been an amazing partner for EFAA's benefit programs. They have been an invaluable resource in functional and cost-effective plan design for our small group plan offering. With their guidance, we are confident in our compliance with the myriad complex regulatory issues related to benefit plans. GBS provides useful tools for employee self-service, annual open enrollment, timely communication of enrollment & terminations with carriers, and reporting for our HR / Finance staff. In addition to being knowledgeable, the GBS team is easy to work with and highly responsive."
Laura Price
HR Manager at Emergency Family Assistance Association

What Are Employee Benefits?

Employee benefits is non-wage compensation offered to employees in addition to their regular salaries. These benefits can include health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and other perks. The purpose of employee benefits is to attract and retain talented employees, provide financial security, and improve overall job satisfaction.

Required Small Business Benefits Package

Several employee benefits are required by law for small businesses to provide. Some of these include:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Health Insurance

Additional Voluntary Small Business Employee Benefits

In addition to the required benefits, small businesses may also choose to offer their employees additional benefits as a way to attract and retain talented employees. Some of these benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Retirement Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Working Hours and Remote Work Options
  • Wellness Programs

Types of Health Insurance Plans:

There are several types of health insurance plans available to employees. Some of these include:

  • Financial Benefits
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Additional Insurance Options
  • Unique Employee Benefits
  • Flex Benefits

Taxable Benefits

Taxable benefits are benefits that are considered taxable income by the government. This means that employees must pay taxes on the value of these benefits. Some examples of taxable benefits include company cars, company-paid housing, and bonuses.

Retirement Savings in a Small Business Benefits Package

Retirement savings plans, such as 401(k) plans and traditional pension plans, are important components of a small business benefits package. These plans allow employees to save for their future by contributing a portion of their earnings to an investment account. Employers may choose to match a portion of these contributions to encourage employees to save.

Life and Disability Insurance in a Small Business Benefits Package

Life insurance and disability insurance are important components of a small business benefits package. Life insurance provides financial benefits to the beneficiaries of an employee who dies. Disability insurance provides financial benefits to employees who become disabled and unable to work. These benefits can help employees provide for their families in the event of death or disability

What types of benefits should you offer in your benefits package?

The types of benefits that you should offer in your benefits package will depend on the needs and preferences of your employees. Some common benefits that small businesses may choose to offer include health insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, and life insurance. Employers may also choose to offer additional benefits, such as flexible working hours and remote work options, to meet the specific needs of their employees.

How do businesses purchase health coverage?

Businesses can purchase health coverage by working with a health insurance broker or directly with a health insurance company. Health insurance brokers can help businesses compare different health insurance plans and determine which plan is best for their needs. Employers may also choose to purchase health insurance through a health insurance exchange, such as the Healthcare.gov marketplace.

How To Choose the Right Coverage

Choosing the right coverage for your small business will depend on several factors, including the size of your business, the age and health of your employees, and your budget. It is important to consider the needs and preferences of your employees when choosing a benefits package. Some factors to consider when choosing the right coverage include the cost of the coverage, the network of healthcare providers, and the types of services that are covered.

What is open enrollment?

Open enrollment is the period of time during which employees can enroll in or make changes to their benefits package. During open enrollment, employees can choose the benefits that are most important to them and enroll in a health insurance plan. Open enrollment typically occurs once a year and is an important opportunity for employees to review their benefits and make changes as necessary

"GBS was an excellent employee benefits solution for our small business and we would use them again. We chose GBS over other options because of their customer service. "
William R. Brinkerhoff, Jr.
CEO & Founder at Lost Coast

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