Employee Benefits Services Ankeny IA

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Mr. R. John Badger (RFC®), CFP, CHFC, CLU
(515) 224-0596
936 8th Street
West Des Moines, IA
Chartered Financial Services, Ltd.
Education: BS, MS other professional designations
Years of Experience: 37
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Davis Insurance Agency
(515) 274-3838
2821 Beaver Ave, Ste 201
Des Moines, IA
Iowa Life and Health Insurance Guaranty
(515) 248-5712
700 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA
Reynolds & Reynolds Inc
(515) 243-1724
300 Walnut St, Ste 200
Des Moines, IA
Ligouri Insurance
(515) 285-0370
4320 1/2 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Ken Israel Insurance Agency
(515) 288-4250
3500 2nd Ave, Ste 5A
Des Moines, IA
Northwestern Mutual - Ed Mc Gill
(515) 697-4600
2300 128th St
Des Moines, IA
Private Asset Advisory Group
(515) 253-9700
2400 86th St, Ste 5
Des Moines, IA
Employee Benefit Consultants
(515) 221-2340
5308 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Crivaro Insurance Agency
(515) 288-5589
2449 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA
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Trends in Employee Benefits

Not surprisingly, the insecurity about the future of the global economy is affecting employers’ benefits offerings.

According to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), uneven economic growth and related uncertainties about the nation’s fiscal health are having an impact on benefits offerings.

As fewer employers offer defined-benefit pension plans and more are using other savings plans, they continue to shift more of the cost burden to their employees. Other benefits offerings that have taken a hit include employee services, like mentoring programs and professional development opportunities, and housing and relocation benefits.

Employers are watching their bottom lines more attentively, and the variety of benefits offerings has changed with slow-growth. In 2011, 77 percent of HR professionals said their employee benefits offerings were negatively affected by the economy, according to the SHRM 2011 Employee Benefits Research Report. That is a 5 percent increase from 72 percent in 2010. Employers have kept the foundational benefits of paid holidays, life insurance, prescription drug program coverage and dental insurance, while reducing other health-care-related offerings such as long-term care insurance, health maintenance organization plans and retiree health coverage.

The most interesting aspect of these results is the effect on job satisfaction. In both 2009 and 2010, 60 percent of respondents cited benefits as a “very important” factor when ranking elements that contribute to their job satisfaction. That trend changed in 2011, only 53 percent of respondents cited benefits as very important for job satisfaction. Other factors deemed more significant were job security (62 percent), opportunities to use skills/abilities (60 percent), compensation/pay (59 percent) and relationship with immediate supervisor (55 percent).

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