One in three U.S. employees would quit if current employer failed to sponsor health benefits, Accenture finds

AccentureEmployers who fail to fully sponsor their employees’ health benefits would face widespread employee dissatisfaction, lower employee productivity and the loss of nearly a third of their employees within one year, according to new research by Accenture.

The Accenture research, which included a survey of more than 2,700 U.S. workers, found that three-fourths (76 percent) of workers see health insurance as a vital factor to continue working at their current employer. While less than 1 percent of respondents said they expect to lose employer-sponsored health insurance in the future, roughly one-third (31 percent) said that, if they did lose their insurance, they would leave their job within 12 months, with half of those (15 percent) saying they would quit immediately.

Not surprisingly, the impact of employers not sponsoring health insurance would have a significant negative impact on workforce productivity, including widespread employee dissatisfaction (cited by 64 percent of respondents), less motivation to work hard (32 percent) and increased absenteeism (21 percent). For a company with 1,000 employees who earn an average salary of $50,000, these turnover costs could climb to more than $3 million in the first year alone.

Even after an employer dropped heath benefits, three-fourths of employees (76 percent) still preferred that employers help them find health insurance and manage their selections. In fact, an employer’s involvement in the distribution channel, such as in an employee-curated marketplace, mattered as much, if not more than, the cost of the health insurance plan. Even when left at a comparable financial position, in terms of the employer contribution, more than half (58 percent) remained dissatisfied with their employer discontinuing their role in facilitating health benefits.

“When exploring alternatives to employee health benefits, employers must carefully consider whether the health-insurance cost savings outweigh the projected impact to turnover and productivity losses,” said Rich Birhanzel, managing director for Accenture Health Administration Services.  “When it comes to employee satisfaction, our findings show that maintaining a relationship with employees may be just as important to companies – if not more important – than the cost of providing those employees with health insurance.”

Puedes estar interesado

Los contratos que suponen cambiar de provincia superan los tres millones
Recursos Humanos
193 vistas
Recursos Humanos
193 vistas

Los contratos que suponen cambiar de provincia superan los tres millones

Redacción RRHH - 18 octubre 2019

Hoy hablaremos sobre la tasa de movilidad interprovincial de los trabajadores en España y analizaremos sus causas y beneficios. En…

Estudio sobre tendencias, perfiles y salarios del Mercado de Trabajo.
Recursos Humanos
343 vistas
Recursos Humanos
343 vistas

Estudio sobre tendencias, perfiles y salarios del Mercado de Trabajo.

Redacción RRHH - 17 octubre 2019

Michael Page, partner de AZC Global y patrocinador del pasado encuentro de RRHH Betis-Sevilla, ha elaborado un estudio que recoge…

Colección editorial Foro Recursos Humanos: 11 experiencias realistas en la gestión de personas
Recursos Humanos
260 vistas
Recursos Humanos
260 vistas

Colección editorial Foro Recursos Humanos: 11 experiencias realistas en la gestión de personas

Redacción RRHH - 17 octubre 2019

El próximo 24 de octubre será presentado en Madrid, en el Centro de Estudios Garrigues, (Paseo de la Castellana, 35…

Webinar: la política retributiva y el nuevo registro de salario
Recursos Humanos
212 vistas
Recursos Humanos
212 vistas

Webinar: la política retributiva y el nuevo registro de salario

Redacción RRHH - 17 octubre 2019

El próximo jueves 24 de octubre, a partir de las 16.30 tendrá lugar el interesante webinar sobre la política retributiva…

¿Marketing y Recursos Humanos deben trabajar juntos?
El comentario del Foro RRHH
380 vistas
El comentario del Foro RRHH
380 vistas

¿Marketing y Recursos Humanos deben trabajar juntos?

Redacción RRHH - 17 octubre 2019

Marketing y Recursos Humanos no son áreas tan distintas como parecen. La comunicación es clave si quieres conseguir el éxito.…

Work & Roll, la herramienta que optimiza el engagement del empleado.
Recursos Humanos
324 vistas
Recursos Humanos
324 vistas

Work & Roll, la herramienta que optimiza el engagement del empleado.

Redacción RRHH - 16 octubre 2019

Grass Roots, empresa del grupo Up Spain , ha presentado la herramienta Work&Roll. Se trata de una plataforma de comunicación…

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.plugin cookies

ACEPTAR
Aviso de cookies