Fewer than 6 in 10 employees are highly confident they will select the right employee benefits during the annual benefits enrollment period in 2013, according to a new survey.
MetLife, New York, published this finding in a summary of results from a September poll of 523 full- and part-time workers ages 18 and older. The MetLife Benefits Election Poll conducted online in September. GfK Roper Customer Research North America, New York, conducted the poll on behalf of MetLife.
The survey indicates that just 56% of those eligible to participate in the annual benefits enrollment period feel “very confident” that they will make the election for themselves and their families in 2013.
The poll also finds many workers keep the same choices each year or fail to actively enroll.
Approximately one in five workers who had the opportunity to participate in a benefits enrollment last year failed to act and defaulted to either the prior year’s choices or their employer’s default choices. Men (24%) were twice as likely as women (12%) to fail to act. The Poll also finds that: