Nearly Half of Workers Spend Less Than 30 Minutes Reviewing Benefits Before Enrollment, Unum fFinds

New research from employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM) shows nearly half of U.S. workers (49 percent) spend 30 minutes or less reviewing their benefits prior to enrollment, according to an online poll of 1,227 U.S. workers conducted last month. Respondents reported feeling stressed (21 percent), confused (22 percent) and anxious (20 percent) when enrolling in their benefits.

“Navigating the sea of coverage options can be overwhelming for employees,” said Jenelle Tomazin, director of Consumer Marketing at Unum. “Auto-enrolling employees in disability coverage on an opt-out basis can help nudge employees in the right direction while preserving their freedom to choose.” (read more)