Single vs. Married Employees’ Benefits Aren’t Equal

Nearly all U.S. companies—90 percent—offer benefits of greater value to employees who are married, according to a new analysis.

Disparities between single and married employees’ benefits result in significant monetary inequalities, according to a survey of 300 HR decision-makers earlier this year by Thomsons Online Benefits, a provider of employee benefits and engagement software. Disparities are most notable in benefit areas such as the following:

Subtle Discrimination

“When single people are caring for their parents and others who need their help,
they do so at greater economic risk than married people,” wrote social scientist Bella DePualo last year for Quartz.

She shared her experience helping her widowed mother…

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Credit to Stephen Miller, CEBS for the original post.

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