"Finances of Employee Benefits: Health Costs Drive Changing Trends," and "Lump-Sum Distributions"
The first article shows how rising health costs are driving a shift in benefits, that health costs account for the bulk of voluntary employer-provided benefits, and that benefits take a growing share of total compensation. The second article notes that workers are increasing offered a lump-sum distribution of their retirement assets, and that while roll-overs are increasing, leakage from the retirement asset system is still significant. For Health Benefits Trends press release, click here. For Lump-Sum Distributions press release, click here.