Nine in 10 Americans believe companies that offer a full range of benefits help them simplify and secure their lives, according to new research.
Wellpoint Inc. discloses this finding in a survey that compares employed Americans’ knowledge and attitudes toward voluntary benefits in 2010 with those of employed Americans today. Wellpoint conducted the omnibus survey online among a national sample of 2,500 Americans ages 18 and older.
The survey finds that employees continue to favor companies that offer voluntary benefits with 90 percent of Americans agreeing that voluntary benefits are a good tool to help companies balance the needs of their employees while dealing with tightening budgets. Similar to 2010 findings, the survey cites saving money and offering protection for employees and their families as the most popular reasons for choosing to purchase a company’s voluntary benefits.
Voluntary benefits, which are traditionally paid for by the employee through payroll deductions, range from life insurance benefits, short-term and long-term disability, vision and dental care to pet care, legal plans and discount health and lifestyle benefits.