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Education Benefits

2019 Survey Results

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Record high college tuition paired with a tight labor market has caused employers across the U.S. to take a closer look at their education benefit offerings. From long-standing benefits like tuition reimbursement to emerging trends like student loan repayment, organizations are investing in education to help attract and retain employees.

According to a new survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Education Benefits: 2019 Survey Results, more than nine in ten (92 percent) U.S. organizations offer some sort of educational benefit.

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​The comprehensive report covers:

Tuition Reimbursement—Offerings and Characteristics

  • Types of Education Benefits Offered
  • Types of Tuition Reimbursement Plans Offered
  • Employee Groups Eligible for Tuition Reimbursement Benefits
  • Types of Coursework Covered by Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • How Long Tuition Reimbursement Benefits Have Been Offered
  • Types of Expenses Covered
  • Communication Methods for Tuition Reimbursement Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement—Program Requirements

  • Types of Limitations on Benefits
  • Annual Dollar Limit for Salaried or Hourly Employees
  • Types of Academic Requirements for Tuition Reimbursement Benefits
  • Payback Requirement if Employee Leaves Organization
  • Tenure After Coursework to Avoid Payback Requirement
  • Reimbursement Timing

Tuition Reimbursement—Motivations and Success Measures

  • Top Reasons for Offering Tuition Reimbursement Benefits
  • Overall Success of Tuition Reimbursement Benefits
  • Utilization Rate of Tuition Reimbursement Benefits
  • Barriers/Challenges to Offering Tuition Reimbursement Benefits

Student Loan Repayment Assistance Benefits

  • Presence of Student Loan Repayment Assistance Benefits
  • Top Reasons for Considering/Starting to Implement Student Loan Repayment Benefits
  • Potential Barriers/Challenges to Considering/Starting to Implement Student Loan Repayment Benefits

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