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Company meeting at conference table The most important reason why small business employers say they offer health benefits to workers is because it helps them hire and retain the best employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Small business plans have lower average per-person costs compared to coverage in the individual market, according to eHeath’s report, “Small Businesses Health Insurance: Costs, Trends and Insights 2018.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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