The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) is now offering a Seasonal Worker Healthcare Assistance Plan for green industry businesses that employ seasonal workers. The plan, with American Planstman and Fundamental Care providers, is designed with cost benefits for both the employee and employer, and it allows the employee to access affordable healthcare assistance.
Employees may choose from three levels of coverage: level one at $3.95 a week, level two at $6.45 a week and level three at $10.45 a week. Each level progressively offers higher monetary coverage and additional benefit options. Availability of options is dependent on the level of coverage selected by the employee.
According to ANLA, employers enjoy the benefits of making this fundamental care available at no cost to the employers. "Employees of ANLA member firms cannot be turned down for coverage and have the freedom to select their own physicians. This is a supplemental medical plan and should not be offered in place of or as a major medical plan."
This "non-insurance insurance program" provides help with preventative care, hospitalization, accident coverage, vision and prescription discounts, term life/accidental death coverage, dental coverage and more. According to ANLA, benefits for employers include improved recruiting and lower turnover, less absences, better employee relations and simple administration.
The benefit options include:
The Seasonal Worker Healthcare Assistance Plan is a low-cost, limited benefit medical plan endorsed by the ANLA for the landscape and nursery workforce. For more information, call ANLA at (202) 789-2900.