No 401(k) Match Changes Planned

November 1, 2010 ( – Eighty-four percent of corporate finance officials say they plan no change to their 401(k) match, up 10% from six months earlier, while 10% plan cuts and 5% plan to increase their match.

A Grant Thornton news release about its survey of CFOs and senior comptrollers said 30% of respondents plan to reduce health care benefits, 23% plan to cut bonuses, and 18% will cut stock options/equity based compensation.  Some 86% reported they plan no changes in life insurance or disability, according to the poll.

Eighty-four percent of respondents said in general, employee benefits are their greatest pricing pressure, up from 68% in a poll six months earlier.

Grant Thornton LLP conducted the biannual national survey from October 5 through October 15, 2010, with 508 U.S. CFOs and senior comptrollers participating. 

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