How one nonprofit has made employee health care benefits affordable for 20+ years

Mid Florida Community Services has paid 100% of the health care premiums for its employees for as long as the organization’s current Chief Financial Officer Kris Bates can remember. That’s a long time considering he’s been with the nonprofit for 35 years.

“Our CEO, who was here for 44 years said, ‘If you work here, you shouldn’t have to worry about your health insurance,’” said Bates.

Controlling benefits budgets has become harder for employers as health care costs have risen steadily.…