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Health Alliance Plan’s entry into the West Michigan market comes amid a broader strategic push to grow and become a larger statewide player for employee health benefits.
Even with the economic downturn, uncertainty and high unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers still need to look strategically at employee health care benefits to retain and attract talent.
Temporary workers were some of the first people to lose manufacturing jobs when the coronavirus started to spread into the Midwest, and they also filled in the gaps left by the highly contagious virus at essential businesses.
Employers across West Michigan granted pay raises this year averaging 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent, according to annual survey data.
Small employers who contract with Priority Health for their employee health benefits could pay slightly less for coverage next year.
If a remedy ever comes, The Employers’ Association still wants to offer members an option for employee health coverage.
Now that all adults in Michigan can legally use marijuana, employers are weighing how the new law — and misunderstandings about it — could affect their workforces.
Culture trumps salary in the race for talent nowadays. That’s the shift Dave Smith has seen the last few years among employers in West Michigan as unemployment rates steadily declined and the labor market tightened.
Health insurance premiums for many small employers would dip in 2019 under rate proposals filed with state regulators.
Health coverage from Blue Cross Shield of Michigan maintains a dominant hold in most markets across the state with the exception of Priority Health’s home base.