Employees are relying more on voluntary benefits through their workplace to cover financial gaps, according to new research by the Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America.  

Sixty percent of employees consider the workplace their primary source for financial services and health protection products, so they place a higher value on their overall benefits package when it includes voluntary benefits offerings, Guardian found.

By providing workers with even greater access to these financial safety net benefits, employers have a real opportunity to help improve their employees' perceptions of their overall benefits package, which ultimately can lead to a more engaged worker.

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