Forty-Five Percent Believe Employers Should be Required to Provide Employee Health Care Benefits

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What role should employers play in ensuring that their employee's lives are covered? What role should employees play in taking their turn at the oars? That is exactly what Success Performance Solutions readers of its weekly newsletter The Total View during the month of April.

The United States will spend over $2.1 trillion in 2006 on healthcare. Over $800 million of that will be paid by employers.

What role should employers play in ensuring that their employee's lives are covered? What role should employees play in taking their turn at the oars?

That is exactly what was asked of The Total View readers, a weekly e-newsletter published by Success Performance Solutions, during the month of April. Subscribers to this free publication include over 6000 human resource professionals, executives, managers and business owners.

According to Ira S Wolfe, president and founder of this employee screening and assessment firm, fifty-five percent of the respondents said NO when asked if employers should be required to provide health care benefits. A surprising fifty-eight percent said YES if employers who don't provide benefits should be forced to pay a subsidy for the uninsured.

A resounding 71.2% percent thought employers should be allowed to charge higher premiums to employees who smoke and half of the respondents thought it would be okay to charge more for employees who are 30 pounds or more overweight.

Over one-third of the respondents shared their opinions, ranging from the last thing we need is more government intervention to it is the employers responsibility to help keep employees productive.

To read the comments and see the full Health Care Benefits Survey, go to http://www.super-solutions.com/SPSHealthCareBenefitsSurvey2006.asp.

Success Performance Solutions is an applicant screening and employee evaluation service provider based in Lancaster PA. Its founder and president, Ira S Wolfe, is the author of Perfect Labor Storm and Understanding Business Values and Motivators.

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