Employee Benefits Survey

9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

Employers have long included voluntary benefits as part of their ancillary benefit packages. Voluntary benefits are administered by the employer and paid for by the workers, who in turn receive… Read more >

Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll Remains Consistent

Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll Remains Consistent

Over the past decade, the International Foundation has gathered benchmarking data on hundreds of benefit offerings through its Employee Benefits Survey. Data is gathered on all facets of employee benefits,… Read more >

Which Benefits Drive Employee Satisfaction?

Which Benefits Drive Employee Satisfaction?

While traditional benefits such as retirement plans and health insurance are an important part of most employers’ benefit packages, the perceived value of supplementary offerings such as leave and work-life… Read more >

Student Loan Assistance Benefits Extended Through 2025

Student Loan Assistance Benefits Extended Through 2025

When the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted in March of 2020 allowing employers to make contributions of up to $5,250 toward their employees’ student loans… Read more >

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

Employers providing health care benefits to their employees can choose one of two options: a fully insured health plan or a self-funded health plan. Although there are many similarities between… Read more >

Will Employers Rethink At-Work Perks With the Return to the Office?

Will Employers Rethink At-Work Perks With the Return to the Office?

The summer of 2021 is initiating the gradual return to in-workplace business operations. As part of a COVID-19 study from May of 2021, respondents approximated that 55% of their workforces… Read more >

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

June 25 is officially National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Admittedly, for the last 15 months, every day has been Take Your Dog to Work Day—actually, Work From Home… Read more >

18 Prescription Drug Cost-Containment Strategies For Your Plan

18 Prescription Drug Cost-Containment Strategies For Your Plan

Benefits practitioners have grown accustomed to headlines addressing the escalating costs of prescription drug spending. Despite concerted efforts, the cost of commonly prescribed brand-name drugs continues to grow at alarming… Read more >