The majority of public sector employees are loyal to their employers and pleased with their benefits. So what better time to start adjusting the design of benefits packages to contain costs?

This is the question posed by MetLife in announcing the results of its 12th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study.

Interviews with public employees and benefits managers found that 59 percent of public sector employees "strongly agree with the statement 'I feel loyal to my employer.' Even more — 64 percent — said they were satisfied with their benefits.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.