When asked how much the cost of health insurance increased in 2009, 67% of respondents guessed 7% or 9%. A press release said the actual increase for 2009 was 5%, according to the 2009 Employer Health Benefits survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Education Trust.
Forty-three percent of employees indicated that health benefits are more important than higher wages.
Forty-five percent of workers surveyed said they participate in a Flexible Spending Account provided by their employer. Four in ten said their employer offers one, but they do not participate, and 13% said their employer doesn’t offer an FSA.Complete results of the survey are here.