Magazine article Personnel Journal

Employees Share Their Top 10 Concerns about Benefits

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Employees Share Their Top 10 Concerns about Benefits

Article excerpt

DISSATISFACTION WITH COMPANY benefits is fairly rampant in the scaled-down '90s: Only 36% of employees feel that their current benefits package meets their needs as well as their benefits package did five years ago, according to a CIGNA Group Insurance survey. Yet benefits managers seem to have a very different opinion about employee sentiment concerning their benefits: They estimated that 48% of employees are more satisfied today.

The survey, which queried some 300 employees and 150 benefits managers, also provided a list of the top 10 concerns that employees have about their benefits, most of them revolving around health care:

1. Replacing benefits if they lose their job or retire (64% of respondents ranked this as an issue about which they were "highly" or "very" concerned)

2. Ability to choose own doctor (54%)

3. Having sufficient income if ill/injured and unable to work for more than six months (53%)

4. Possibility health-care reform will have a negative impact on employees(52%)

5. Employees paying a greater portion of the cost of their benefits (51%)

6. Ability to choose own dentist (50%)

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