Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 13, 2020 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm www.eight10barandgrille.com Rep. Ultrino reminds small businesses of options to save on health insurance through Health Connector for Business State’s small businesses can save money while offering flexible coverage options to their employees M Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner Served All Day Tues., March 17 Where everyone’s Irish for a Day! Try our $12 LUNCH Menu - 16 ITEMS SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available ALDEN – In advance of the busy April 1 health insurance renewal and sign-up date for small businesses, State Representative Steven Ultrino (D-Malden) is highlighting the benefits of using Health Connector for Business to access cost savings and provide health insurance choices to employees for businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Health Connector for Business, which is operated by the state health insurance exchange, empowers small employers in Massachusetts to provide employees high-quality, affordable coverage. With nine carriers and more than 50 plans available, small businesses can find the right plan for their company and their employees. In 2019, 460 small businesses decided to purchase employee health insurance through Health Connector for Business, as overall enrollment in the program increased by nearly one-third. As in the Health Connector’s individual market, new participants are motivated by costs and are gravitating to plans that have premiums up to 20 percent less than other plans, despite offering similar benefits. Businesses entering the platform in 2019 are also attracted to the flexibility offered employees, with most new groups offering employees the option of picking their own plan to best meet their needs. Additional cost savings are T he Malden Public Library needs your stories and photos to fill in gaps in the history of Malden. Did your grandparents work at Boston or Converse Rubber Shoe companies? Where did your parents work? What were your summer jobs? Collect your photos of working life in Malden and with your Steven Ultrino State Representative available to employers with 25 or fewer employees who choose to participate in the Health Connector for Business’s ConnectWell Program, an exclusive premium rebate wellness program saving employers up to 15 percent on premiums paid if employees complete simple wellness tasks. “We know that small employers in the Commonwealth struggle to offer affordable health insurance coverage options to their employees, and I am excited to see the cost savings that Health Connector for Business brings to small businesses through comparison shopping, while still providing plan options from all the state’s leading carriers,” said Representative Ultrino. “Offering health insurance benefits is a critical tool in recruiting and retaining valuable employees, and something that many employers feel is the right thing to do for their employees. Health Connector for Business empowers small businesses permission, we will scan them carefully and return to you in original condition on the spot. We will then meet and gather our stories. We might have a little fun turning some of these photocopies into works of art with a little watercolor and cut paper. Photos and stories will be selected for an exhibit at the to reduce costs on their health insurance while still providing quality benefits.” For small businesses seeking help with the plan selection and enrollment process, Health Connector for Business can connect small employers with no-fee, certified brokers. Health Connector for Business currently works with over 300 trained and certified brokers across the state and provides certification training for brokers interested in offering their clients access to the unique options available through the Health Connector for Business platform. The Health Connector for Business accepts new group enrollments throughout the year, and interested employers should contact the Health Connector for Business roughly a month in advance of their preferred enrollment date to begin the enrollment process. About Health Connector for Business Health Connector for Business is part of the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s health insurance exchange. Along with more than 8,000 participants in Health Connector for Business, nearly 300,000 individuals and families get their health insurance through the Health Connector. Health Connector for Business can be found online at MAhealthconnector.org/business. Malden Library calling for historical stories and photos Malden Public Library in June. Join us at one or both of two free sessions at the library with Malden artist/storyteller Sharon Santillo. The first session will be on March 23 at 6 p.m. and the second session will be on March 25 at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling the at Library at 781324-0218. http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma

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