The State of Employee Benefits – #SHRM17

In conjunction with the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, SHRM released their 2017 Employee Benefits report (you can download the report here).  There’s lots of interesting information and data; one key finding is that organizations that added to their benefits offerings were most likely to do so in the wellness and health-related benefits areas.

Also, over the past four years, spousal and domestic partner benefits have increased, but may now be leveling off. The new data show that:

  • 95% of organizations provide health care coverage for same-sex spouses
  • 85% provide coverage for same-sex spouses
  • Just over 50% provide coverage for domestic partners, regardless of whether they are the same or opposite-sex

Also interesting to me was the finding that health care benefits for part-time employees has increased, with one-third of organizations now offering coverage (compared with 27% in 2014).

Telecommuting, leave time, and even standing desks; you can find information about everything under the sun. Check it out; this report continues to be a great resource for HR and benefit professionals.

 

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