Health and Workplace Benefits Survey

About the Survey. The EBRI/Greenwald & Associates Health and Workplace Benefits Survey (WBS) examines a broad spectrum of health care issues, including workers' satisfaction with health care today, their confidence in the health care system and the Medicare program, and their attitudes toward benefits in the workplace. It also examines other workplace benefits as they relate to worker financial wellbeing. The survey is co-sponsored by EBRI and Greenwald & Associates.

The 2017 survey was conducted June 13-22, 2017, using Research Now's online consumer research panel. A total of 1,518 workers in the United States ages 21-64 participated in the survey. The data are weighted by gender, age, and education to reflect the actual proportions in the employed population. The 2017 survey found that workers rank health care as the most critical issue in the nation, and that a majority of workers describe the health care system as poor or fair, though workers’ satisfaction in their own health plans remains high. Rising health care costs have implications for financial wellbeing among workers. Of the one-half of workers reporting cost increases, 26 percent state they have decreased their contributions to retirement plans, and 43 percent have decreased their contributions to other savings. The 2017 survey was made possible with funding support from the following organizations: AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC, Cigna, Mercer LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., The Segal Group, Inc., and Unum Group.

Partner with us on the 2018 WBS. Partnerships are available for the 2018 WBS. As a 2018 WBS partner, your organization will support EBRI's mission and:

  • Have a seat on the 2018 WBS Advisory Board, which develops the survey questionnaire.
  • Be briefed on the results of the survey prior to its release.
  • Receive a copy of the tab book, all press materials, a full report, as well as any special cuts of data you may require.
  • Be listed as a partner in the final survey reports, providing recognition as an underwriter of one of today's most frequently cited and trusted health care surveys.
  • Be able to utilize the survey materials and findings for your research, marketing, communications, and product-development purposes.

Work on the 2018 survey begins in April 2018. Contact Paul Fronstin for more information about becoming a survey partner.