The impact of small businesses on our nation’s economy and its workers is anything but small. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, 99.7 percent of U.S. firms are small businesses and they account for 64 percent of new private-sector jobs.
Still, small businesses have been among the hardest hit by rising health care costs and changes to the way health care insurance is shopped for, purchased and delivered. As a result, they’re being more judicious about hiring, compensation and employee benefits.
To learn about the strategies small companies are employing as they face a changing health care landscape, check out Aflac’s “Small business strategies” video. While you’re at it, dig deeper by reading about the small-business trends uncovered by the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report survey. … Read more >