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SCRS, Decisely expand insurance portfolio with medical carrier

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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and Decisely Insurance Services have added a new medical carrier to its health insurance portfolio that offers $0 copay plans and expands the program to Washington state. 

This addition is a result of the unprecedented growth and adoption of benefits within the SCRS Benefits Center; as the program scales, additional carriers join to meet the needs of more members,” a press release issued Tuesday says. “Angle Health empowers individuals to proactively manage their health by providing even the smallest of groups with affordable health insurance options.”

Angle Health provides more options for program members who previously might not have been able to enroll, said Richie Seaberry, Decisely VP and SCRS portfolio manager, in the release. 

“The introduction of Angle Health into the SCRS member benefits program marks a notable milestone,” said Seaberry. “This broadens our reach to include Washington state and allows us to meet the needs of even the smallest businesses.”

Angle Health plans include:

    • Comprehensive plans: Traditional and HSA-compliant HDHP options, tailored to meet a spectrum of needs and budgets. Available in the majority of U.S. states.
    • National PPO network: Powered by Cigna Choice Fund PPO.
    • Affordable preventive care: Several plan designs feature no-cost services for commonly utilized services.
    • User-friendly benefits management platform: Decisely’s all-in-one, easy-to-use benefits management platform simplifies employer administration and employee enrollment.
    • Flexible enrollment: With flexible enrollment options, groups can join at any time throughout the year.

For more information, visit www.scrs.com/healthcare.

 “Our SCRS program is one of the longest-running partnerships for our Decisely team, and it’s special to us,” said Kevin Dunn, Decisely CEO in the release. “We’re delighted to be able to respond to membership needs and expand access to great health solutions as participation grows.”

A survey completed by SCRS and I-CAR last year found only 15% of the 800-plus repair technicians who responded were offered health insurance and/or paid time off.

“Navigating health benefits is difficult for collision repair businesses who want to be competitive in today’s job market,” said SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg, in Tuesday’s press release. “It is an even greater challenge for the smallest independent businesses, a large part of our industry population. Since launching the Benefits Marketplace in 2022, we’ve worked together to leverage our participant growth to support a broader scope of businesses. The addition with Angle is an amazing opportunity for a demographic of businesses often unable to obtain the best options for their team members.”

The average tenure of employees at a job that offers easy-to-use and affordable benefits is 29 months compared to 15 months at companies that don’t, according to a whitepaper released by Decisely late last year

Keeping an employee tends to be cheaper than replacing them while the latter costs triple, sometimes up to four times, the amount of an employee’s annual salary, according to Decisely, which says there are also “soft costs” associated with turnover.

According to a Glassdoor survey, nearly 80% of employees prefer additional benefits over a pay raise and cited health benefits as one of their most sought-after perks. 

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