With employers apparently not doing enough to get the word out to employees in the face of the federally mandated April 14 compliance deadline, it is not surprising that 54% of the 1,078 Americans surveyed said they were not familiar with the regulation and the deadlines, according results of a APCO Insight survey.
The survey also shows that men are significantly less aware of the regulation, with only 58% of men aware, compared to 50% of women. Awareness levels also tended to move in direct correlation with education levels, with only 37% of those completing some high school being aware, as opposed to 49% of those with a post-graduate degree.
Further, income levels proved to be a factor in familiarity with the regulations. Only 38% of the population making between $20,000-$40,000 per year aware of the regulations, as opposed to 55% of those making more than $80,000 per year.