Chart portraying types of benefits percentage of companies offering them.
While most small and midsize companies offer their employees health and life insurance, those alone may not win an employee's long-term loyalty. Just over half of the businesses Inc. recently polled offer a 401(k), only about a third have a retirement or pension plan, and a mere one-fifth offer a thrift/savings plan. Employee-assistance programs have yet to make a blip on the charts.
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Type of benefit and percentage of companies offering it: Health insurance 96%
Life insurance 82
Tuition reimbursement for job-related courses 70
Dental-care insurance 68
Profit sharing 66
401(k) plan 52
Retirement/pension plan 34
Tuition reimbursement for non-job-related courses 24
Thrift/savings plan 20
Phantom stock 10
Child care/child-care subsidy 8
Source: Based on a survey of Inc. 500 Conference attendees.