As a small-business owner, you’re responsible for two families: the one you have at home, and the one you have through work. No matter what your business, a well-conceived insurance and benefits program is essential. If you die or become disabled, insurance can help protect your family and your business. To get a sense of how well you’ve planned for these responsibilities, ask yourself these questions:
One of the first things any business owner needs to consider is how to protect against events that may threaten the future of the business, like the death or disability of a proprietor, partner or key employee.
A good benefits program is essential for attracting new employees and retaining current ones. Surveys show that three in four workers consider benefits a decisive factor in weighing new job opportunities. Benefits like health and disability insurance and retirement plans are very desirable to employees, but they can also be costly to employers. That’s why many employers share the costs with their employees. There are also voluntary benefit programs that allow employees to purchase or increase their benefits themselves, often through automatic payroll deduction. An insurance professional at USA Mutual Insurance can help you select the right mix of benefits and guide you through the various plan options.
Executive benefits help you offer your best employees a higher level of benefits and compensation, along with significant tax advantages. They also compensate for the fact that most 401(k) programs restrict the ability of executives to accumulate enough money on a tax-favored basis to fund the retirement lifestyle they desire.
The bottom line here is if you are interested in starting a business or are already in business, it's important to take notice of how important insurance is to your business.
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