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Even though employee benefits have been a point of emphasis for employers in a tight labor market, a new survey has found that many employees lack enough information for well-informed decisions. Two studies by companies involved in the benefits field point to a need for more education and support.

A survey of 800 full-time workers by LegalShield found that nearly half of the workers surveyed, 47%, said they felt unprepared to make informed decisions during their company's open enrollment period. The report presented with the survey data suggested that employers could do a better job of informing employees about their options, and that the process should be an ongoing on.

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