Idaho Workers See Increase in Fringe Benefits from 2013 to 2019


For Immediate Release: Nov. 18, 2019
Information Contact: Craig Shaul (208) 332-3570 ext. 3201 or Salvador Vazquez (208) 332-3570 ext. 3218

In the six years from 2013 to 2019, Idaho employers offered more benefits to a higher percentage of full-time workers than in previous years, according to results of the 2019 Fringe Benefits Survey conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor.

Periodically, the department conducts surveys of Idaho employers on the benefits they offer to their employees beyond wages and salaries. These include health, dental, retirement and paid leave benefits.

Some of the key findings from the 2019 survey include:

  • The percent of full-time workers offered single medical coverage increased from 67 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2019.
  • Family coverage increased from 64 percent to 68 percent.
  • Participation in defined contribution retirement benefits jumped from 38 percent to 57 percent of full-time workers offered the benefit.
  • Relatively few part-time workers are offered fringe benefits by Idaho employers.

Insight on the fringe benefits Idaho employers pay to its workers is only available through survey studies such as this one. The previous Idaho Fringe Benefit Survey report was published in 2013.

Read the survey for more detailed information.