Only 37% of respondents make use of employer health benefits resources in selecting and using health plans. (Photo: Shutterstock)

At a time when health care benefits are increasingly important in the employer/employee relationship, many workers lack literacy about their benefits, according to a new study.

The report is based on a survey by DirectPath, and it found that while many employees feel they understand the basics of their benefits, there are still big gaps in health benefit literacy, and many workers are not using their employer-provided resources on benefits.

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