Small businesses are the lifeblood of America. Over 130 million Americans work for a small business, and collectively, these businesses have generated over 65% of net new jobs in the U.S. since 1995. Of the country’s 8.1 million small businesses (defined as less than 100 employees) 92.5% have fewer than 20 employees, and an astounding 46% of these businesses are either unable or unwilling to offer their employees health insurance.
In 2006, Zane Benefits founders recognized that affordability of health insurance was at the heart of the small business disadvantage in the United States. As if being an underdog to large manufacturers, national brands, chain stores and franchises wasn’t already a tall enough task, inability to offer competitive benefits put recruiting and retaining talent at the top of the list of disadvantages.
From its inception, Zane Benefits has been on a mission to level the playing field for small business. That starts with giving employers the ability to make real dollar contributions toward employee health insurance policies—but it doesn’t stop there. With market dynamics fueling improvement of individual health insurance products, and public policy redefining health reimbursement plan compliance, Zane Benefits is better positioned than ever to help small businesses compete and win.
While the Zane Benefits product is innovative in its application, and different in its function, compared to traditional group plans, its features and merits truly uphold the brand promise—better benefits, fewer hassles, and lower costs.
All it takes is a few minutes with any member of our staff to detect the energy and passion behind a product that is not only leveling the playing field, but is filling a significant void in the health care system. We’re committed to our mission that has driven our growth to serving over 20,000 customers—with millions to go.