2022 Employee Benefits Insights and Predictions

To stay ahead of the game to win and retain talent, leading employers are rethinking how they can best support and nurture a healthy, productive workforce.

Pre-pandemic, there were signs of change such as increasingly equal access to parental leave—offered by nearly three-quarters of employers as of 2019—along with a rapid rise in access to caregiving leave, jumping from three to 27 percent in only two years.

The pandemic upended workplace norms and employee priorities, however, requiring employers to take a broader more inclusive approach to meet their needs. It has forced attention on the longstanding and growing needs of working families, igniting a rapid evolution of benefits.

Explore the trends and big ideas driving the current evolution of benefits:

  • Understand caregivers as our greatest workforce asset
  • Examine the impact of increased workplace flexibility
  • Review the intersections of DE&I values with policy and benefits

The case for family benefits is clear


of working parents experience burnout

Working parents are at particular risk of burnout. This can jeopardize their well-being, as well as performance, retention, and office morale


of healthcare spending covers 5% of the workforce

20% of healthcare spending goes to new mothers and kids. Yet new moms make up only about 5% of a workforce. Avoidable, high-cost interventions are often the cause.


of caregivers say productivity suffers

When a caregiver’s professional productivity is derailed, it can negatively impact coworkers, supervisors, and an office’s overall performance.

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