Lately there has been a lot of talk concerning health insurance for business. Business owners have complained, and loudly in many states, to the local politicians about the escalating costs of health insurance. Business owners are seeing yearly increases of over 10-12% per year in premiums while the coverage either stagnates or begins to eliminate certain items. So for business owners, health insurance is beginning to look like a costly option.
Meanwhile, insurance companies are still advising that business have health insurance to attract quality employees. Arkansas and Alaska are two states that have held hearings about the issue. States such as Pennsylvania and New York have state sponsored programs so that there are more options for employer and employee when it comes to business health insurance. Unfortunately, business health insurance is almost as needed as business property insurance when it comes to dealing with income and ongoing operations.