What You Should Know About Employee Benefits Brokers

November 18, 2020 at 10:30 PM
Employee benefit brokers can provide insight into building competitive benefit packages, no matter what industry you're in.

There’s an indescribable rush when you start your own business. It’s a thrill to see years of work culminate into the realization of a lifelong dream. But the pragmatic daily operations of running a business aren’t always stimulating. Especially when dealing with the minutiae of employee management. But those details are vital to keeping your business running smoothly through the first months for years to come.

An employee benefits broker acts as an experienced partner, helping to take care of your employees’ insurance and HR needs. There’s no need to develop your own HR system; you can simply access Ashton Benefits’ online platform and have payroll, health insurance, and employee benefits ready to go from day one.

What is an employee benefits broker?

You’ve invested time and resources to make sure your business or startup has the best talent out there. One of the top mistakes new companies make is losing talent to high turnover. A competitive benefits package makes it easy to attract and keep your industry’s best minds.

An employee benefits broker will help you put together a package to offer employees, including:

  • 401K investments
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and disability
  • Wellness programs
  • Prescription drug plans
  • International benefits

An employee benefits broker will advise you about the best options and ancillary benefits to help your company stay competitive in attracting new talent.

We go beyond benefits.

At Ashton Benefits, we minimize the back-office complexities through our Ashton HR dashboard. With our online platform, we entirely integrate employee data from health insurance to payroll. You have access to your HR tools and payroll preview anywhere you have an internet connection. Just a few of the things you can do with our service:

  • Track business metrics from day one.
  • Approve time off and overtime requests.
  • File payroll taxes.

One of our most exciting features is our online onboarding for new employees. Rather than handing new hires a thick stack of papers on their first day, you can send an email. They eSign required documents, which reduces paperwork around the office and helps you keep track of records.

Employee benefits brokers can help established businesses.

Does your company’s plan renewal date fill you with dread? If your business has been operational for a while, you can still benefit from working with a broker. We take a holistic approach to established companies; we don’t just shop for a new plan. Instead, we help you develop a strategy that incorporates your budget, HR practices, and goals, regardless of your business’s size.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the process, a broker can help you navigate the information you need without burdening you with unnecessary details. The result is both you and your employees are empowered and knowledgeable about their coverage.

Do your employees have the support they need?

Life is unpredictable. You want your employees protected against the unexpected, like illness and injury, and the planned, such as leave and retirement. It doesn’t have to be up to you to navigate the labyrinth of insurance plans and regulation compliance. When you meet with an Ashton Benefits representative, we listen to your concerns and offer you various plans and support to meet your needs.

Partner with Ashton Benefits so you can focus on running your business.

An employee benefits broker frees up your time for more important things, like your company’s daily operations. You don’t have to worry about paperwork and deadlines falling through the cracks. With everything online, you’re always an internet connection away from HR records and filings.

Using a centralized platform for all your HR needs can help you stretch your startup resources further. Your valuable time isn’t sunk into paperwork, payroll, and triple-checking external regulations. If you’re wondering what an employee benefits broker can do for you, let’s talk.

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