Most U.S. employers say they are trying to keep existing employee benefits, and some hope to add new benefits.
Researchers at LIMRA International, Windsor, have reported that finding in a summary of results from a survey of 1,000 employers of all sizes conducted in December 2008 and January 2009.
More than 95% of the participating employers said they intend to continue to provide the same health and retirement benefits for their employees over the next 12 months, LIMRA researchers report.
Only 2% of the participants said their companies had dropped health coverage, retirement benefits or other retirement benefits within the past 12 months.
Only 3% said they plan to drop health benefits or other group insurance benefits in the next 12 months.