Should Restaurants Add a Surcharge to Cover Health Insurance?
TROXELL agent, Rosanne Boik, who specializes in restaurant insurance in and around the Chicago area, recently was quoted in the Chicago Tribune's article about new surcharges being added to restaurant bills to help cover server's health insurance and increase the wages of kitchen staff.
According to the article, those who support this addition to the check believe that restaurants need to take this step in order to remain competitive and maintain a stable workforce.
Some restaurants have already been successful with this method, and others hope it becomes a new trend. Restaurants are adding a separate line item to customer's checks to help fund these benefits.
Group health insurance plans are not just for large businesses (50+ employees). Small businesses (with 0-50 employees) can find affordable plans with good coverage that are often times better than an individual plan on the marketplace. Local agencies, like TROXELL, can help you find health insurance options for your business or restaurant (no matter the size).
Check out the article here to learn more!
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