The new offerings include a range of programs available to small and medium-sized businesses for the first time, according to a NewsRx.com report. The expanded options also include a number of consumer-driven plan options.
Gevity’s expanded options were designed with input its health partners including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Aetna Health, Inc., and Kaiser Permanente and are scheduled to be effective October 1, 2004.
The new plan offerings include:
- consumer directed plans with Health Reimbursement Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
- an open access plan that utilizes the HMO network of providers offered through Aetna Health, Inc.
- a lower-cost HMO option introducing deductibles and co-insurance features also offered through Aetna Health, Inc.
- an HMO plan with deductibles and co-insurance offered through Kaiser Permanente
- a low-cost, employee-paid health care benefit for part-time employees offered through Star HRG
“Health benefits are a major factor in helping companies recruit and retain qualified employees, but providing cost-effective coverage has become an increasing challenge for employers,” said Erik Vonk, Gevity chairman and CEO. “By providing more choices and more control, we’re giving our clients the ability to manage costs while continuing to provide attractive benefits that meet the needs and expectations of their employees.”