Employee Benefits Services Newton Center MA
Alfred G. Salvato (RFC®), CFP, LUTCF
15 Muzzey Street
FSC Securities Corp.
Years of Experience: 16
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D G O Employee Benefits
5 Concord Avenye
116 Huntington Ave
300 Crown Colony Drive
Integrated Benefits Group
276 Main Street
Michele Ann Russell (RFC®), CFP
909 Washington Street Suite 202
CERES Financial Group, Inc.
Years of Experience: 15
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Patients Without Borders
304 Newbury Street
Comprehensive Insurance Providers (CIP)
799 Cambridge Street
Boston First Benefits
41 Putnam Street, Suite G
Northbridge Financial Group
133 Arlington St.
Acton , MA
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Trends in Employee Benefits
Not surprisingly, the insecurity about the future of the global economy is affecting employers’ benefits offerings.
By Joyce Gioia-Herman
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).
Because employees are receiving fewer offerings or pa...
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