In just 20 years, the number of benefits has risen from 60 to 344, according to a study from the Society for Human Resource Management. (Photo: iStock)

Even as companies have pared back core benefits in recent years, the number of different benefits they offer has exploded, according to a new analysis.

The study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that the total number of benefits offered by employers it surveyed has increased from 60 in 1996 to 344 in 2016.

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