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2015 Employee Benefits report highlights changes in health benefit design
Health Benefit Trends
Over the past five years, the percentage of employers offering the following health benefits showed statistically significant change.
Mental health coverage
Short-term disability insurance
Health savings accounts (HSAs)
Critical illness insurance
Health care premium flexible spending account
Employer contributions to HSAs
Laser-based vision correction coverage
Experimental/elective drug coverage
Gender reassignment surgery coverage
Source: 2015 Employee Benefits, a SHRM research report.
Ensure Benefits Are Valued
Health Care Coverage Offered to Employees and Their Dependents
Percentage of polled SHRM members who said their organizations provided health coverage to the groups shown below.
Opposite-sex domestic partners
Same-sex domestic partners
2015 Employee Benefits, a SHRM research report. (The findings are based on a survey of SHRM members conducted in March 2015, prior to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.)
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