Health and wellness benefits for public sector employers.
While federal employees are covered by The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, most state and local government employees also have comprehensive health plans and other employee benefits. These benefits are often a key factor in attracting and retaining employees who might otherwise pursue opportunities in the private sector.
Your Highstreet agent is part of a team of dedicated public sector benefits specialists who can help you find the policies and packages that fit the unique needs of your organization, large or small.
The demand for better benefits is higher than ever.
You know how challenging it is to find a plan that meets the expectations of public sector employees but is also compliant and within your budget. We can help.
79% of peoplebelieve that benefits are an important reason why employees choose careers in the public sector.
Our Public Service, 2022
88% of jobseekersconsider better health, dental and vision insurance benefits when choosing between a high-paying job and a lower-paying job.
We understand the insurance needs of the public sector.
Highstreet’s team of public sector health and wellness insurance specialists understand the complexities of the public service, including compliance with state and federal labor and healthcare laws, procurement processes, collective agreements, and budget constraints.
Support for healthy living and proactive health, such as:
A voluntary program can enable your employees to get additional coverage that’s tailored to reflect their age, health and lifestyle choices, including:.
- Individual life
- Accidental death or disability
- Critical illness and hospital expenses
- Travel health insurance
- Pet health insurance
- Legal expenses
- Conversion options for exiting employees
Frequently asked questions about employee health and wellness plans
Challenges such as budget cuts, retiring employees, and competition with the private sector for top talent are making it more difficult for governments to recruit and retain skilled workers. For many employers and employees, there is a greater demand for better employee benefits. While cost management is always a priority, the Highstreet team can help negotiate the right employee coverage to suit any budget.
State employee health plans are often the largest employer purchaser in a state, which gives them unique bargaining power to find the best quality, affordable coverage for employees. Administering health plans with such diverse membership can be challenging, but also allows your organization to go to market to lower patients’ out of pocket costs and reduce premiums.
At the municipal level benefits such as quality health and wellness coverage are also key to attracting and retaining top talent. And larger municipal governments also benefit from considerable purchasing power when choosing a benefits plan provider.