Most employees think more highly of employers that offer voluntary insurance benefits than those that don’t, according to a new survey.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the trade name of Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc., Denver, published this finding in a summary of results of a national online survey of 2,500 Americans ages 18 and older. The poll was conducted in August 2010 by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) U.K. Ltd., London.
Ninety percent of the survey respondents said that when considering new job offers, they favor employers offering a full range of health benefits, including voluntary. More than half (56%) of respondents flagged voluntary benefits as “very important.”
Eight in ten employees whose company offered voluntary benefits (82%) are satisfied with their offerings, the survey reported. That satisfaction fell by 30% for those whose companies failed to offer such benefits.
Among the survey’s other findings: