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Checkboxes for satisfaction Costs aside, the majority of employees are happy with their core benefits — 59 percent think their retirement plan meets their needs, and 66 percent say their health care plan meets their needs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workers wouldn’t mind paying for more generous retirement benefits, but when it comes to anteing up for richer health care benefits, not so much, according to the 2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey by Willis Towers Watson.

According to the survey of nearly 5,000 U.S. employees, 66 percent say they would be willing to pay more each month for larger, more generous retirement benefits, and 61 percent would give up more pay to have a guaranteed retirement benefit.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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