Benefits Barometer

January 2006
Employee Benefit News;Benefits 2006 Sourcebook, Vol. 19, p6
This section presents information on various surveys and sources that are most frequently cited for the data involving employee benefits in the U.S. presented in the periodical "Benefits SourceBook 2006." The Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2005 Employment Cost Index publishes statistics that measure change in labor over time and the level of costs per hour worked. The 2004 MetLife Study of Employee Benefits Trends is a national study of employee benefits trends that surveyed both employees and employers during the third quarter of 2004. The Hewitt Associates Trends and Experiences in 401(k) Plans, 2005 is biennial survey that reveals information on key aspects of 401(k) design, investments, education, communication, administration and plan effectiveness from a cross-section of plan sponsors.


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