hand making upward arrow chart Best-in-class employers are more likely than theirpeers to offer either one or two medical plan options to employees,for better plan management and to curb expenses. (Photo:Shutterstock)

There are marked differences in how top-tier employers and their peers manage employee benefits, according toGallagher's Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis.

Gallagher benchmarked both midsize employers (100 to 999employees) and large employers (1,000 and more employees), andfound similarities between the best-in-class employers of bothsectors.

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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.