Small businesses hoping to compare their benefits practices with those of their peers have a new source of information to turn to.

Human resources solution provider Zenefits has released its "Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report," which examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions using aggregate data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers. Businesses can review the choices of similar companies within the same region.

The report finds small businesses "consistently contribute more than required to employer-sponsored health insurance," kicking in close to 25 percent above the requirement for monthly premiums. Small businesses weigh talent acquisition and retention, pretax considerations and benefits packages when deciding how much to contribute.

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