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Beneficial to offer benefits

It is no surprise that the recent economic downturn has affected workers' financial stability. However, some companies may not realize to what extent. According to the 2011 Aflac WorkForces Report, 54% of the American workforce would accept a job offer with better benefits even if their compensation was lower. The report also found:

  • 51% of workers said they are not very or not at all prepared to pay out-of-pocket expenses not covered by major medical insurance
  • 33% of workers have less than $500 in savings for emergency expenses
  • 43% of small businesses say health problems are their employees' greatest work distractions
  • 59% of American workers are likely to buy voluntary insurance if offered

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