Most workers would trade pension benefits for added health care.
Thirteen percent of the survey respondents said they or their family members had passed up job opportunities solely because of health benefits. Of those who had, 58% said the reason was the prospective employers did not offer health benefits; 18% because the employer provided less coverage than a previous employer; 11% because the employer had plans that were too costly; and 10% offered plans that would not cover an existing medical condition.
In releasing the survey results, EBRI President Dallas Salisbury said, "This finding may be telling us most American workers are aware of the high cost of health care and consequently want to ensure they have the best possible coverage from their employers."
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|Publication:||Journal of Accountancy|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 1992|
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