In the midst of healthcare uncertainty, employers must view benefits broadly
Offering voluntary benefits has historically had good results, and the move is viewed particularly favorably by younger employees that are entering a variety of life stages.
A new study by Colonial Life recommends that employers not be distracted by the healthcare debate in Washington and offer a variety of benefits programs now, including voluntary ones.
According to the "Big-Picture Benefits" study, employers can create benefits plans that are more cost-effective and competitive by offering an array of benefits workers want from which they can choose what they need.
Healthcare is a monumental cost for employers and employees. According to Gallup, it's Americans' number-one concern — and employers clearly play a role in ensuring both options and affordability.