Business owners havetraditionally looked at their relationship with their benefitsbrokers as being between a vendor and a customer, and less like apartnership.

To get the most out of your benefits plan, you should be looking for anadvisor whose approach and priorities fit your business. While manybusiness owners view their advisor as a necessary middleman tofinalizing a necessary annual expense, being more selective aboutyour benefits advisor can yield better results for both you andyour employees. An advisor who is a good fit for your company is far more likely toleave you satisfied with the quality of benefits your employeesreceive and the amount of money you save on your plan.

Before you commit to working with an advisor, ask yourself thesequestions to determine if they would be a good match for yourcompany:

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