Small Business

Did you know? For most employees, overall job satisfaction directly correlates with how well they understand their job benefits. As employers, you work hard to provide value-added benefits to your employees, but if your employees don’t understand them it will lower their job satisfaction.

An online survey of 1,621 working adults, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of insurance provider Unum, finds:

  • Less than one-half (49 percent) of U.S. workers rate their employer as an excellent or very good place to work.
  • Only forty-seven percent of employees who are offered benefits by their employer rate their benefits as excellent or very good. This is the lowest rating of benefits in six years of conducting this research.
  • Employees don’t believe they are getting the information they need about the benefits they are being offered. Only 33 percent of employees who were asked to review benefits in the previous year rated the benefits education they received as excellent or very good — a drop from 2012 and a reversal to the upward trend in ratings since 2009.
  • Nearly three in 10 (28 percent) rate their benefits education as fair or poor.

So much has changed in the last two years with the new health reform laws. It has been a challenge to stay abreast of all the new changes. As your insurance agents, our responsibility is to help you educate your staff. We’ll come to your location at your convenience.

You’ll have much more satisfied and happy employees after we do this. Recent studies show that over 1/3 of your employees value health benefits as their most important job benefit and will consider changing jobs to get better benefits, even if it means a smaller paycheck.

Many benefits can be added at no cost to you, but your employees will see them as providing real value. Health Plans Raleigh can help make sure you are maximizing your benefit program while minimizing your out of pocket costs. Put your company ahead of your competitors with a great broker who “gets” the importance of education.