New Jersey broker tackles small business healthcare challenges
For small business owners, navigating the insurance market can be a challenge, especially with all the new options and changes from the Affordable Care Act. Thankfully, many professional insurance brokers are dedicated to helping small businesses understand the market. Larry Lewis, who works as an Agency Development Manager with Colonial Life in New Jersey, is one such professional.
Lewis works closely with small businesses around the New Jersey region to help them navigate the insurance market and understand their options. For instance, if employers are interested, Lewis offers one-on-one counseling sessions for employees. Plus, Colonial Life offers voluntary benefits, which employees can opt into without any extra cost to employers.
“Sitting down with employers and employees, and having a real conversation with them about their needs, is important to me,” said Lewis. “I want to make sure everyone understands the full range of options so they can choose a plan that works best for their business, their employees and their families.”
Lewis’ expertise and dedication to helping small businesses is why he’s a member of Small Business Majority’s “Trusted Broker” program in New Jersey. The Trusted Broker program connects small business owners to brokers who have an in-depth understanding of insurance plans and can provide small businesses with the resources they need to make smart insurance choices. The full New Jersey Trusted Broker Directory can be found here: http://healthcoverageguide.org/states/new-jersey/contact-us/directory/.
The open enrollment period for health insurance is quickly approaching, and the insurance market will be facing changes with the pending expansion of the small group market to include small businesses with 50 to 100 employees. These changes mean that many small business owners will likely have questions as we head into 2016.
If you’re unsure about your insurance plan for the upcoming enrollment period, contacting an insurance broker may be a good idea. Brokers like Lewis can help you choose your best options.
“Health insurance is such an important benefit for employees and businesses,” Lewis said. “The process can be complicated, but I’m focused on making it as easy as possible so that you and your employees can be healthy and happy.”
If you’re a small business owner in New Jersey interested in speaking with Lewis or a trusted broker in your area, visit our New Jersey Trusted Brokers Directory.