Did you know that most small businesses today spend between 8%-18% more than large companies for the same health insurance plans? Taking good care of your employees is an important part of being a small business owner, and sometimes it can be difficult to provide your employees with health insurance that is both affordable and high quality. If you are a small business owner, direct primary care (DPC) may give you the opportunity to manage your business healthcare costs effectively and provide your employees with unlimited access to a primary care provider for an affordable flat fee.
How Can You Know If Direct Primary Care Is a Good Fit For Your Business?
There are many benefits to DPC for your small business. Having health and wellness benefits for your employees and beneficial for both the employee and you as the business owner. These benefits help decrease employee turnover and create loyal employees for your company. DPC has many benefits, but here are our top five.
1. Affordable Healthcare
Many employees who may have a high-deductible healthcare plan avoid getting the care they need for fear of not knowing the cost of their visit and ultimately not getting the desired outcomes with the care they are provided. Many times they are subjected to many large bills until their deductibles are met. A DPC membership is cost-effective and allows employees to have access to their healthcare provider. Your employees will always be able to get in contact with their physician and will have regular, high-quality care without that Urgent Care or E.R. visit. DPC practice models are enabling business owners to offer a benefit to create a healthier work environment as well as a healthy financial state.
2. Convenient, Timely Care
In addition to the ability to be able to get an appointment in a timely manner, with DPC, you are also able to access your doctor after business hours for emergent needs with just a quick call or text. Including on weekends and holidays! This allows your employees to always have access to high-quality care anytime and anywhere.
3. Decreases Sick Leave and Missed Work
Without copays or barriers to care, your employees can easily access their primary care provider when they need it. When your employees are sick, they have the ability to call or video chat with their doctor, which helps them get better and back to work. Healthier employees equate to happier, more productive employees and overall better general morale.
4. Helps Your Business Create a Competitive Benefits Package
The lower cost of DPC means you can compete with larger businesses by providing your employees with competitive health benefits. But DIrect Primary Care is more than a health benefit, it is health care. This not only helps decrease your employee turnover with current employees but also helps your business attract new employees.
5. Increases Employee Satisfaction
Since your employees won’t have to deal with various premiums, copays, and deductibles on a regular basis while still having easy access to healthcare, you will likely see an increase in employee satisfaction within your business. It shows that you as a company are committed to your employees and their health and wellness. It is a well-known fact that when employees feel they are valued in their job they will perform better.
As healthcare costs continue to rise, DPC can provide your small business with a cost-effective healthcare alternative that can bring many benefits to your small business. Here at Access Family Medicine, we want to come alongside you to offer quality care for your employees. This model allows small businesses to offer a competitive health care plan without breaking the budget.
We offer plans to help you, as the employer, save money while still providing your employees with great primary care. To learn more, give us a call at 402-858-1510 or check out our website today.