Benefits and economic recovery go hand in hand

Bohen, Mark
September 2004
Employee Benefit News;9/15/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p9
This article focuses on the association between employee benefits and economic recovery in the U.S. In fact, the signs of recovery are there for all to see, and the job market is reacting now. For employers, the changing circumstances produce both opportunity and risk. The core health benefit is not the place to find that advantage; the costs are too high and growing too fast. But there is a high degree of flexibility available in ancillary benefits, popular coverages employees want and need for themselves and their families, such as dental, disability and life insurance. An enhanced benefit package can be the heart of a low-risk, high-return personnel strategy for this recovery.


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