The economic gloom and doom rages on, but at least the wave of wellness – and its related financial incentives – is still cresting.

That's the word from the Society of Human Resource Management's latest annual survey of employee benefits. The Colonial Life-sponsored study dropped this week at the human resource group's annual conference in Atlanta.

And while it probably comes as no surprise that employee benefits – much like the employers who offer them – have taken a beating over the last decade, the last three years in particular have been historically bad for benefits. In fact, nearly 75 percent of those surveyed said the economy has "negatively impacted their benefits offerings."

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