Pandemic has employees rethinking the value of benefits

September 3, 2020 | By Emily Payne | BenefitsPRO

A recent survey from Prudential finds that employees are putting a lot more emphasis on non-health benefits.


As employers, HR professionals and benefits advisors gear up for another open enrollment season, one thing is clear: This year won’t be business as usual. The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wakeup call for many employees who realize they need to be better prepared for the unexpected.

A recent survey from Prudential Financial surveyed employees on their needs and perspectives as we move toward open enrollment and found, among other things, that non-health benefits are playing a bigger role in their decision to stay at their current job or move to a new one.

“While we’re pleased to see workers increasingly recognize the value of a comprehensive, cohesive workplace benefits package, we also cannot ignore that this stems from the financial, physical and mental stressors of the pandemic, …”

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