NationsBenefits Announces Minimum Base Hourly Wage Increase to $16 for its Florida Member Experience Advisors
NationsBenefits®, LLC., a leading supplemental benefits company, announced today it is increasing the minimum base hourly wage to $16 an hour for its Florida Member Experience Advisors. This investment positively affects wages for customer-facing employees as the company takes next steps in its growth strategy. The increase is effective immediately and will be reflected in paychecks starting August 27.
Dianne Cooper, AuD, MBA, Chief Experience Officer & Chief of Audiology at NationsBenefits
"We are raising our minimum hourly base wage because we want to be competitive, as well as attract and retain top talent," said Dianne Cooper, AuD, MBA, Chief Experience Officer & Chief of Audiology at NationsBenefits. "This change aligns with our mission to help our customers achieve a better quality of life through supplemental benefit solutions. It is our employees who help us deliver on the promises we make, and their financial well-being is fundamental to our combined success."
In November 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2 to raise the minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour by 2026. Florida is the first state in the South—and the eighth overall—to adopt such a measure. As of January 1, 2021, the minimum wage in Florida increased to $8.65 per hour and it will rise again in September to $10.00 per hour. Further, NationsBenefits’ pay is considerably higher in relation to the current marketplace. On average, this means an 84% increase in earnings potential for Florida-based individuals looking to make a job change. For example, an employee earning $8.65 per hour in their current role outside of the company can now make $16 per hour by joining NationsBenefits as a Member Experience Advisor.
Today's announcement is on the heels of NationsBenefits being recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. The company is creating hundreds of new jobs locally and across its multiple locations, and offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid holidays/time off, 401K, and additional earnings potential through bonuses. NationsBenefits' pay-for-performance philosophy reinforces the company's core values and culture by inspiring employees to do great work while achieving their potential and growing their career.
NationsBenefits® is a leading supplemental benefits company that partners with managed care organizations to provide innovative healthcare solutions aimed at driving growth, improving outcomes, reducing costs, and delighting members. We surpass traditional benefit designs by taking a consultative approach to understanding each valued client’s objectives, and we offer customized programs that can be targeted or scaled to effectively engage members who have diverse needs. With our compliance-focused infrastructure, technology, care continuum and best-in-class service delivery model, health plans can depend on our company to maximize the value-based care delivered to millions of people who deserve a better quality of life. To learn more, visit NationsBenefits.com.