Injured person Only 34 percent of employees who are actually enrolled in employer-offered benefits say they’d rely on voluntary benefits to cover non-medical expenses due to a serious injury or illness. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Voluntary benefits: employees may have them, but they don’t necessarily think of using them when circumstances arise.

A new study on voluntary benefits from Cigna finds that employees don’t necessarily understand the medical or the non-medical cost perspective of supplemental voluntary benefits when it comes to the role they can play in the event of major illnesses or serious injuries.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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