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Medical Coverage Is Most Important Benefit To American Workers, Survey Shows

12:25 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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What is the most important workplace benefit? A majority of Americans say a medical plan and coverage tops their list.

According to Glassdoor's survey, more than 75% of people said medical plan and coverage was the most important benefit. Holidays/vacation and 401K/retirement plan also topped the list.

Survey Highlights:

  • Most Important Benefits, according to Employees: 
  • Medical plan/coverage (76%)
  • Holidays/vacation/sick time (72%)
  • 401K/retirement/pension (62%)
  • Dental plan/coverage (60%)
  • Employee development/training (27%)
  • Employee discounts (26%)
  • Wellness programs (26%)
  • Office perks (21%)

Glassdoor: 1 in 3 (31%) employees report that they do not believe their benefits are better than those offered at competitor companies.

Office Perks: Who Cares Most?

  • Employees in the South (25%) and Midwest (25%) value office perks most, followed by employees in the West (18%) & Northeast (14%)
  • More women (24%) than men (18%) say office perks are important to them
  • 1 in 4 (23%) employees who earn $75,000+ per year say office perks are an important benefit, while perks are less important for those who earn less; $50,000-$74,999 (21%), $35,000-$49,999 (17%), Less than $35,000 (20%)
Employee Confidence Perking Up, Despite Rising Layoff Concerns:
  • 2 in 5 (43%) employees believe it's likely they could find a new job matched to their current experience and compensation levels in the next six months, a high in nearly four years (since Q3 2009)
  • 1 in 5 (22%) are concerned they could be laid off in the next six months, a high in two years (since Q2 2011)

Glassdoor

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