2018 Benefits Benchmarking Survey
Benchmarking employer-provided employee health care benefits is the focus of the 2018 Benefits Benchmarking Survey report. The report emphasizes health care benefits but includes sections on paid time off, retirement benefits, life and disability insurance, and executive perks. Information is gathered from across all industries and revenue groups. Data cuts are provided by organization sector, industry group, organization size (number of employees), and geographic region. Information for this survey is collected October through January and results are published in April in pdf format. The report provides current data that may be used to identify trends in employee benefits so that informed decisions may be made for effective benefits management.
The 2018 report includes data provided by 83 respondents representing over 250,000 employees with regional breakdowns in the United States as follows:
- Northeast – 34%
- North Central – 27%
- Southeast – 13%
- South Central – 11%
- West Coast – 16%
The top five employee programs offered by respondents that fall outside the scope of health insurance, life insurance, disability, retirement, and paid time off are Holiday Parties at eighty percent (80%), Free/ Subsidized Parking at seventy-five percent (75%), Association / Professional Society Dues at seventy percent (70%), Business Casual Days at sixty-seven percent (67%), and Graduate Educational Assistance at sixty-one percent (61%).
Sample Survey Page