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Synopsis of benefit articles

Synopsis of benefit articles

General Topics


Pension and retirement


General Topics

"Cost of employee compensation in public and private sectors," by Bradley R. Braden and Stephanie L. Hyland, MLR, May 1993

Much of the variation in the cost of compensation in the two sectors is due to differences in the occupational mix and types of compensation packages provided.

"Employee benefits for union and nonunion workers," by William J. Wiatrowski, MLR, February 1994

This research summary presents the first-ever Employee Benefits Survey data on the incidence of benefits by union status. The data show that a greater proportion of union than nonunion employees received certain employee benefits, while a greater proportion of nonunion employees received newer benefits, such as defined contribution plans and flexible benefits.

"Employee benefits in the United States, 1991-92," by Ann C. Foster, CWC, July 1994

In 1991-92, the majority of U.S. workers had employer-provided paid time off, insurance, and retirement benefits. Other benefits, such as subsidized child care, were less widespread. Benefit availability differed by full-time and part-time work status and by private and public sector employment.

"US workers receive a wide range of employee benefits," by Glenn M. Grossman, MLR, September 1992

Special research using data from the 1989 and 1990 Employee Benefits Surveys estimates the incidence of employer-sponsored benefit plans for full-time employees in the entire civilian non-agricultural economy.


"Employee contributions for medical care benefits," by Allan P. Blostin, CWC, January 1992

Employee cost sharing toward medical care premiums continues to rise along with their average monthly contributions.

"Health insurance: employer offerings and employee choice in small private establihments," by Michael Bucci and Robert B. Grant, CWC, August 1994

Employees of small companies have fewer choices than their counterparts in larger firms

"The development and growth of employer-provided health insurance," by Laura A. Scofea, MLR , March 1994

Various BLS surveys track the development of health insurance plans provided by employers—from the first plan covering only hospital services in 1798 to the emergence of managed-care plans today.

"Employee payments for health care services," by Allan P. Blostin, Robert B. Grant, and William J. Wiatrowski, MLR, November 1992

A BLS model compares employee expenses for selected health care services, and cites factors in differences among benefit plans.

"Health care benefits show cost-containment strategies," by Stephanie L. Hyland, MLR, February 1992

Employers have instituted several health related benefits as part of their effort to hold down the costs of health care, such as wellness programs, and employee assistance programs. Also, health care benefit plans now include greater oversight of medical care requiring preadmission certification.

"Substance abuse coverage provided by employer medical plans," by Marc E. Kronson, MLR, April 1991 BLS'

Employee Benefits Survey shows that in 1989, 96 percent of health plan enrollees had some coverage for substance abuse treatment.

Pension and retirement

"Coordinating private pension benefits with Social Security," by Avy D. Graham, MLR, March 1994

BLS data indicate that integrating defined benefit pension plans with Social Security often yields greater pension benefits than those plans not integrated with Social Security.

"Factors affecting retirement income," by William J. Wiatrowski, MLR, March 1993

Compared with their counterparts earlier in the century, today's Americans are working in different industries, retiring earlier, and living longer; yet these changes are not always recognized in the design of retirement income benefits.

"On the disparity between private and public pensions," by William J. Wiatrowski, MLR, April 1994

The monetary difference between public and private pension benefits tends to diminish when employee contributions and Social Security coverage are considered.

"Profit sharing today: plans and provisions," by Edward Coates III, MLR, April 1991

A BLS survey shows that profit-sharing plans today possess a variety of features; rules for determining employer contributions, allocations among employees, and employees' access to funds differ widely among plans.


Last Modified Date: January 10, 2020