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Carlson, Leah
September 2004
Employee Benefit News;9/15/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p40
This article reports that voluntary benefits are gaining extra luster in the eyes of employers who continue to look for ways to reduce their benefit costs. As employers struggle to control the costs of employee benefits, more products are moving from mostly employer-paid to more employee paid or even 100% employee paid. One way this is seen emerging is in the increase in sales of group platform products. The advantages of voluntary benefits include convenience, tax savings and discounts for employees, and increased worker loyalty and cost-containment for the employer.


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