How Legitimate is the Survey Data?

The UBA Health Plan Survey analyzes data from over 8,000 employers sponsoring over 14,000 plans nationwide – to give you the most highly detailed benchmarks and trends available.

Data covers the nation’s employers, not just covered employees. This information can then be compared by state, region, or nationally – and by industry and company size. Results are categorized by:

  • Plan design types
  • Premium costs
  • Employer vs. employee costs
  • Benefit design elements

These outcomes can be directly applied to the small to midsize companies that comprise 98% of the nation’s 5 million-plus employers, as well as to larger employees.

A customized analysis will compare your benefits plan to those of similarly sized employers within your industry on the local, national, and regional levels. This data allows us to make recommendations on cost-containment strategies and ideas as well as map competitive strategies supported by detailed insights.

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Did You Know?

Nearly 79% of employees would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay increase.

From wellness programs to tuition reimbursement, the percentages of employees who would value better benefits and perks than a pay raise speak for themselves.

These statistics from a recent survey show the importance that benefits can carry:

  • Healthcare insurance: 40%
  • Vacation/Paid time off: 37%
  • Performance bonus: 35%
  • Paid sick days: 32%
  • 401(k) plan, retirement plan and/or pension: 31%
  • Flexible schedule: 30%
  • Office perks: 19%
  • Employee development programs: 19%
  • Tuition reimbursement: 18%
  • Employee discounts: 17%
  • Gym membership or wellness programs: 16%
  • Stock, stock options and/or equity: 16%
  • Paid parental leave: 13%
  • Childcare assistance: 13%
  • Commuter assistance: 9%
  • Diversity program: 3%