New Report Compares Employee Benefits
Labor Department survey designed to help workers, employers
For immediate release
June 19, 2007
– Based on a survey of 3,500 companies, the Connecticut Department of Labor has
issued a new report that details the types of benefits offered to employees in
this state, including health and life insurance, retirement benefits, paid sick
leave, disability insurance, undesignated leave, vacation allowances and holiday
found that workers with the greatest access to benefits are full-time and
employed by a company with more than 50 employees. These employees also work in
the utilities, manufacturing, management of companies and enterprises, or
educational services industries.
also show that close to 79 percent of Connecticut’s full-time workers are
offered some type of retirement plan; 69 percent are provided sick leave; and 72
percent are offered life insurance.
statistics and a multitude of others can be found in a report entitled Employee
Benefits in Connecticut. The survey, sent to more than 3,500 randomly-selected
Connecticut companies from all major industry sectors and size ranges, is the
first of its kind to be analyzed by the Labor Department. Employers were asked
to detail the benefits they offer their employees in order to help both
companies and individuals have a better knowledge of the types of plans being
offered in today’s companies.
”Health coverage and fringe benefits are major
factors when people are considering their employment options,” notes Michael
Polzella, an Associate Research Analyst at the Labor Department and coordinator
of the report. “In addition, this information is valuable to employers who want
to remain competitive and offer benefits to attract and retain the best
employees. This information can help Connecticut workers make more informed
decisions about their careers, while employers can learn the extent and
availability of employee benefits offered by similar companies,” he added.
To access a copy of this study online, visit the Labor Department’s Web site at
www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/pubs/EmployeeBenefits2006.pdf or call (860)
263-6255 to obtain a copy.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535