The stuff employers will offer to keep us happy next year Item
|What it is||Item||Our take|
|25. Customized health plans||A derivative of the consumer-driven health plan (company-funded spending pool combined with high deductible) with more employee choice as to the deductible and discretionary services.||Places more burden on the employee to be an efficient health-care consumer. More companies will offer it, though, because it saves them money.|
|26. Corporate chaplains||As spirituality in the workplace grows, more companies will offer some kind of spiritual adviser for employees.||What's next? The DaVinci Code as the hot management guide? The Ten Commandments as corporate mission statement?|
|27. Vacation accrual transfer||You leave Company A with four weeks' vacation available; new employer, Company B, carries over your unused time.||Sounds too good to be true, but with employers increasingly interested in nonsalary benefits, expect to see more of it.|
A version of this article appeared in the November 2004 issue of Fast Company magazine.