A recent survey (Mercer) reports that 75% of employees are willing to take on higher out-of-pocket costs if it means they get to keep their health benefits, although slightly less than half said the benefits are definitely worth the cost.
In an additional measure of the importance of employers providing health benefits:
91% said getting health benefits through work is just as important as getting a salary
80% said benefits were one of the reasons they work where they do
76% said benefits make them feel appreciated by the company.
The complex equation involving health benefits , employee contributions and budgets is a battle – and it will get more complex and challenging as we get closer to 2014, and the advent of Health Care Reforms’ exchanges, fines and rules. Let our experience help your business grow- just give us a call to review your plans and policies.