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Health Care Cost

SHOP - Small Business Health Options Program

May 18, 2017

CMS to Lift Restriction on Small Business Tax Credit

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed changes to the SHOP program, which is intended to give small businesses greater flexibility in purchasing healthcare for employees. What is SHOP? One of the ACA’s innovations for connecting small businesses with insurance was introducing a new tax credit and improved marketplace to the Small […]

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employee benefits

April 6, 2017

Employee Benefits Benchmarking: Employer Contributions

The 2018 Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report is now available. Representing data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers, the report examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions. The study is intended to help businesses make more informed decisions by providing insights into the choices of similar companies […]

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March 30, 2017

Employee Benefits Benchmarking: Insurance Premiums

The 2018 Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report is now available. Representing data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers, the report examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays, and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions. The study is intended to help businesses make more informed decisions by providing insights into the choices of similar companies within […]

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American Health Care Act - AHCA

March 23, 2017

Healthcare Reform in 2017: American Health Care Act

Jordan Mazur is legal counsel for Zenefits. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or tax advice. As the GOP searches for votes to push through its reform of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), I thought it was a good time to reflect on what this all means for small […]

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employee health plans

March 14, 2017

[Infographic]: How Much do Small Businesses Contribute to Employee Health Plans?

Are you contributing enough to employee health plans? If you’re paying for at least 73% of an employee’s premium, you’re on par with small businesses across the country, according to new data from the 2017 Zenefits Small Business Benchmark Report. The report, which surveyed more than 8,000 small businesses, found that small business employers pay for an average […]

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Best HR Management Software

January 6, 2017

HRA: A forgotten tool in reducing small business healthcare costs?

Every once in awhile I get a question from an employer about HRAs, or Health Reimbursement Arrangements. What are they? How do they work? Is this something I can use to reduce my healthcare costs? If you’re running a small business or strategizing how to keep healthcare costs in check, continue reading to discover how you […]

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December 19, 2016

Zenefits’ nonpartisan approach to small business advocacy

You may have heard reports – some correct, some not – about various Zenefits employees helping the incoming Trump administration transition into office. Since politics is a sensitive subject these days, we wanted to be absolutely clear: Zenefits has no politics. The company is not Republican or Democratic. Zenefits is guided by one thing: our […]

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