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Employee Benefits Survey Results Released

Organizations surveyed said they were monitoring Health Care Reform very closely
and indicated benefit changes as a result

JA Counter released their 5th annual Employee Benefits Survey results. The survey was offered to over 250 firms in Western Wisconsin to identify industry trends, cost containment strategies and the impact economic climate has had on employee benefits.

The survey confirms 34.4% of employers are monitoring Health Care Reform very closely while 33% communicated benefit changes as a result of Health Care Reform.

Results also showed:

  • 50.6% of employers are offering their employees two or more medical plans
  • Top 3 most common business concerns are employee morale, employee recruitment and under performance of employees
  • 29% of employers will try to increase wellness program participation among their employees as a health care strategy for 2014

Employers that participated in the survey received a 60-page report full of benefits benchmarking data for employers located in Western Wisconsin. “The ultimate goal was to develop a benchmark that employers in Western Wisconsin could compare against as they move forward with their strategic planning for the coming renewal period,” comments Linda Skoglund, President of JA Counter. Employers with more than 25 employees are invited to participate in the 2015 survey and should contact JA Counter at (800) 334-9252.


About JA Counter: JA Counter is an insurance and financial services firm that provides customized solutions for employers by developing strategic employee benefit packages.  Representatives with JA Counter assist clients in the areas of employee benefit planning, retirement planning, investment planning, as well as insurance and estate planning. JA Counter, specializing in insurance and financial services for over 30 years, is well qualified to meet any of your insurance and financial needs. Find JA Counter online at and


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