Benefits 2018: What's Hot and What's Not

Stephen Miller, CEBS By Stephen Miller, CEBS June 18, 2018
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From 2014 through 2018, organizations offered several new or expanded benefits to their employees—and they took some away, as well. Here are benefits that saw the greatest percentage point changes up or down over this period.

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Benefits
on the Rise 
Benefits
on the Decline 

Paid maternity leave

Onsite health screening programs

Onsite lactation/mother's room

Preventive programs targeting employees with chronic health conditions

Roth 401(k) accounts

Defined contribution plan catch-up contributions

Paid paternity leave

Health fairs

Financial advice (one on one, group/classroom or online) 

Indemnity (fee-for-service) health plans

Standing desks

Credit union membership

Onsite stress management programs

Short-term disability insurance

Health savings accounts (HSAs)

Health care flexible spending accounts

Acupressure/acupuncture medical coverage

Point of service health plans

Consumer-directed health care plans

Bariatric coverage for weight loss

Paid time off for volunteering

Offsite fitness center membership (but reimbursement for offsite fitness classes increased)

HSAs with employer contributions

Incentive stock options

Adoption and foster care assistance

First- or business-class airfare for international travel

Pet insurance

Assistance selling previous home

Gender reassignment surgery coverage

Elective procedures coverage (excluding laser-based vision correction)

Source: 2018 Employee Benefits (SHRM).

Related SHRM Article:

Employers Beef Up Benefit Offerings to Keep Talent, SHRM Online Benefits, June 2018

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