Health insurance form Beyond competitive wages, health insurance is a signal that employers will invest in their workforce.

Small businesses have increased wages to recruit and retain employees during the ongoing worker shortage. As the competition for talent shows no sign of easing, many now are turning to enhanced health benefits.

The restaurant industry, particularly small independent restaurants, has long fought to attract and retain workers, said Clinton Wolf, senior vice president for health and insurance services at the National Restaurant Association. “Over the last few months, I’ve certainly seen more small restaurants coming in asking about what they can do with their health benefits,” he told Bloomberg Law.

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