Though employers may offer paid time off, workers expressed concerns that taking advantage of paid leave benefits might harm their status down the road.

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, employees are expressing appreciation for company-sponsored benefits, but are still worried about areas such as mental health and taking time off from work.

The findings come in a new survey by The Hartford, one of the top insurers in the U.S. The Hartford’s 2021 Future of Benefits Study was based on polling of U.S. workers and human resource decision-makers in February 2021, as well as earlier polls in March and June of 2020.

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