Empowering a Healthy and Productive Workforce

Empowering a Healthy and Productive Workforce

Our Future of Benefits study delivers new insights into employee benefit trends and the evolving needs of the U.S. workforce. We believe it can help companies design benefit programs that support their employees and create an inclusive culture.
 
Empowering a Healthy and Productive Workforce

Employee Benefit Trends and Retention Roadblocks

Differences in opinion between U.S. workers and employers about company culture and retention are helping to fuel turnover in the workplace. 
 
The Hartford’s 2022 Future of Benefits Study, which surveyed employers and U.S. workers, explores: 
 
  • The reasons workers are switching jobs 
  • How workers can protect their new paycheck with employee benefits 
  • Disconnects between employers and workers about company culture and retention  
  • Concerns about mental health in the workplace
  • The continued complexity of paid leave 
The turnover trend is raising pressure on companies to make changes to retain their workforce. We aim to help employers understand that the disconnects can also be seen as a time of opportunity. The value of talent has never been greater. The benefits that support U.S. workers have never been more important.
59%
of U.S. workers believe it would be easy to find a new job.
96%
of employers believe they are taking steps to retain their workforce, while only half of workers (52%) agree.
70%
of employers believe employees underutilize the services, benefits and programs they make available.
“Historically, there has been a lack of understanding about the value and financial support that benefits such as disability and supplemental health insurance can provide when employees are faced with the unexpected. Given the large number of workers switching jobs, employers must bridge the education gap and help workers understand how these benefits can protect their new paycheck.”
 
– Jonathan Bennett, head of Group Benefits at The Hartford
U.S. Workers Scale Back on Employee Benefits Due to Inflation

U.S. Workers Scale Back on Employee Benefits Due to Inflation

Our latest pulse survey found that 40% of U.S. workers reported inflation will make them scale back on the employee benefits they choose during open enrollment. The survey also found more than half (55%) of workers admitted that at their age, they should know more about their employee benefits beyond medical, dental and vision than they currently do.
 
 
Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Fostering an inclusive workplace is one way businesses can address the labor shortage and retain talent. In an op-ed in Human Resource Executive, Bennett encourages business leaders to address barriers that often exclude people with disabilities from the workforce.
The Hartford’s Future of Benefits Resources

The Hartford’s Future of Benefits Resources

Find podcasts, articles and research to learn more about The Hartford’s Future of Benefits study and how our insights are helping employers navigate the changing benefits landscape.

Benefits Insights

Are You Ready for Upcoming Open Enrollment?

Are You Ready for Upcoming Open Enrollment?

Whether adding benefits or switching health care plans, open enrollment can seem overwhelming. We’re here to help with information you need to understand the process, choose the best options, and move forward with confidence.
Personalizing Employee Benefits Education

Personalizing Employee Benefits Education

The Hartford’s study finds 71% of employers see their benefits package as competitive, but just over half of U.S. workers disagree. However, there are ways to close that gap.