The survey, undertaken in December 2017, asked 141 employers* about the employment benefits they offered, their relative importance and their preferred funding approaches, and 1,057 employees* about their access to and uptake of a range of employment benefits, the benefits' relative importance, and their willingness to share the costs of premiums. The survey was undertaken by Clarity Insight on behalf of Southern Cross Health Society.
Almost a third of employees believe flexible working is the best benefit for retaining staff, followed by health insurance
Employers offer health insurance mainly because it's part of being a good employer.
*The 'employers' were key decision-makers in businesses that provided Southern Cross health insurance schemes. The 'employees' were active members of Southern Cross health insurance schemes.