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Why Employers Provide Benefits Beyond Legal Requirements

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The United States mandates only four benefits, yet U.S. employers provide many other benefits - such as health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid vacations - voluntarily. Why do so many employers provide these benefits even though they are not legally required to do so?

A customer survey for Landmark Company reports that people do not trust what sales representatives say about their firm's products. How might you use the compensation system to help change this negative image?

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The United States mandates only four benefits, yet U.S. employers provide many other benefits - such as health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid vacations - voluntarily. Why do so many employers provide these benefits even though they are not legally required to do so?

US employers tend to provide many other benefits to their employees, due to the fact that employers are seeking to retain as many of their highly talented employees as possible. In order for employees to seek to remain with an organization, employees must see that there are lucrative incentives that would cause them to desire to remain with the organization, in lieu of going to another organization, which may offer the incentives that they seek. So it is imperative that US employers provide their employees with the best benefit packages possible, in order to help to curtail the number of employees that seek employment with their ...

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It's the end of the year and it is time to renew the company's health insurance plan, as well as look at the other benefits the company offers. While employee morale is not low, the owners feel that it could be improved if they offer better benefits. They also believe that they will be able to hire more competitively in the future if their benefits package is more up-to-date.

The company currently offers the following benefits package to its employees:
- HMO Health Insurance Plan for medical coverage (but not dental) paid in full by the employer.
- Vacation Plan. One week per year for employees with up to 5 years of service; two weeks per year for employees with service of 5 to 9 years, and 3 weeks for 10 years or more.
- Sick Time. 7 days of sick time per year per employee
- Paid Holidays. 4 paid holidays (New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day).
- Employee Bonus Plan; company pays a share of the profits once a year to each employee in the amount of $1500 per employee each year.

For each benefit that I propose, I need help with justifying its existence; what is it going to provide the company compared to what it will cost the company? How will you allocate the money across the widest array of benefits? Which benefits are most important to your employees? If you feel that you need more money for benefits, explain how much and justify why. Be thorough and convincing. The list below shows a variety of benefits and their costs that could be added if you desired.

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- Company's average revenue is $2,250,000 per year
- Profit averages about 10% per year
- Payroll is about $1,200,000 per year
- Benefits budget is $350,000 per year

Following is a list of costs for selected benefits that may or may not already be offered. Unless otherwise stated, to obtain the price listed for the specific benefit you must have a minimum group size of seven (7) employees. This means that unless you have seven people desiring that particular benefit you cannot offer it.
- Health Care (HMO): average of $9, 200/year per employee, average 10% annual increase
- PPO Health Plan: average of $10, 200/year per employee, average 10% annual increase MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
- HSA Plan: average of $5200/year per employee for high deductible plan, plus
employer contribution of $1000/year to HSA account
- Dental Care: $1000/year per employee on average
- Vision Care: $750/year per employee on average
- Vacation, Sick, and Holidays: part of payroll expenses
- Life Insurance: 20 year term life plan of $50,000 costs $20.00/month
- Retirement Plan (401k): Administration costs, $5000/year; employer contribution is 3% of payroll per year
- Disability (Short and Long Term): Short term, $40/month per employee, Long Term, $20/month per employee
- Supplemental Unemployment Benefits: $25.00/per month per employee
- Employee Services: variable
- Bonus Plan: 12% of profits

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