EBRI Notes

“Value of Benefits Constant in a Changing World: Findings from the 2001 EBRI/MGA Value of Benefits Survey” and “Pension Plan Participation Continued to Rise in 2000—What Next?”

Mar 1, 2002 16  pages


Value of Benefits Survey: Despite the downturn in the economy and fears resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the value placed on various employee benefits and on employee benefits in general, is largely unchanged from 1999, according to the most recent Value of Benefits Survey, conducted in early November 2001 by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, Inc. (MGA).

Pension Plan Participation: The number of wage and salary workers ages 21–64 participating in a pension plan reached 62.1 million in 2000, up from 50.3 million in 1992. Furthermore, the percentage of these workers participating in a pension plan also increased, from 47.1 percent in 1992 to 52.3 percent in 2000.