As employers consider their health care and total rewards strategies with the context of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nearly half expect voluntary benefits and services to become more important than ever over the next five years, according to the Towers Watson 2013 Voluntary Benefits and Services Survey.

The survey also found that the importance of voluntary in companies' total rewards strategy will grow 27 percent in the next half-decade.

For now, these five voluntary benefits are the most commonly offered by employers. 

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