How Employees View Employment Benefits

Working Americans don’t understand their employee benefits as well as they think.

We asked a variety of true/false questions about group insurance products and terminology. While IQ results varied, the average grade of C clearly indicates a need for more effective education and benefits enrollment support.

Working Americans want an employee benefits enrollment experience that includes:

  • Clear, simple explanations of benefits such as a glossary of terms
  • Personalized information tailored to their age, life stage, or financial situation
  • Access to experienced guidance from a financial professional or benefits specialist to answer questions
  • Online support including interactive tools to educate and engage them

For a complete picture, read the research brief "Closing the Gap" from The Guardian Workplace Benefits Study: Fourth Annual.

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Unless otherwise noted, sources for all statistics cited is The Guardian Workplace Benefits Studysm Fourth Annual, 2016.

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