FAQs About Benefits—Retirement Issues

What do retirement plans cost employers?

This chart displays the cost to all employers (including those who do not offer such plans). As a percentage of payroll, retirement plan costs declined from 1996 to 2002 but have been rising since then. Measured as a cost per hour worked, retirement costs have been steadily growing.


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General Overview of Benefits
Retirement Issues
Health Spending and Insurance Issues
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