Learn about employers' willingness to provide benefits to part-time, seasonal, and 1099 contract workers.
The rise of the gig economy has significant implications for the workplace benefits industry because many employers offer benefits only to their traditional full-time employees. How many employers are currently providing benefits to their nontraditional or "gig" workers, and will this change in the future? To examine these issues, LIMRA conducted an online survey of 1,464 U.S. employers. This study looked at employers' approaches to part-time employees, seasonal workers, and 1099 contract workers, including:
- How many employers currently offer benefits to nontraditional workers
- Types of benefits offered to gig workers
- Reasons for not offering benefits to nontraditional workers
- Interest in offering benefits to gig workers in the future
- Current and preferred benefit funding arrangements
- Employer attitudes toward gig workers