As the gig worker population increases, some employers are expressing interest in offering benefits to nontraditional workers, such as part-time, contract and seasonal workers. According to a LIMRA study, among employers that offer benefits, 16% currently extend them to 1099 contract workers, while 29% do so for seasonal workers and 46% for part-time employees. In addition, 47% of part-time workers without benefits want them.
Associate Research Director, Workplace Benefits Research
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