Offers "comprehensive measures of occupational wages; employment cost trends, and benefit incidence and detailed plan provisions. Detailed occupational earnings are available for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, broad geographic regions, and on a national basis. The index component of the NCS (ECI) measures changes in labor costs. Average hourly employer cost for employee compensation is presented in the ECEC."
SHRM’s annual Employee Benefits survey provides comprehensive information about the types of benefits U.S. employers offer to their employees. Other reports cover topics such as health care reform, wellness initiatives, holiday schedules, and communicating benefits info.
"The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage." -- "The Insurance Component (IC) collects data from a sample of private and public sector employers on the health insurance plans they offer their employees. The survey is also known as the Health Insurance Cost Study."
This nonprofit organization does research and education on employee benefit issues. Many research reports are available, including annual surveys such as The Retirement Confidence Survey & Health Confidence Survey. Site is a rich source of research, current policy info, stats, and links to relevant sites.
"The mission of the Employee Benefits Security Administration is to assure the security of the retirement, health and other workplace related benefits of America's workers and their families. We will accomplish this mission by developing effective regulations; assisting and educating workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers; and vigorously enforcing the law."
Group represents "large employers' perspective on national health policy issues."
Many reports are for members only, but there are also free reports, surveys, case studies, and news. Tip: In the advanced search of the Resources Library, you can use a checkbox for Public to get only publicly avaialble reports.
NCEO "is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture." Many free articles and stats at site.
Some resources available only to NCEO members.
Research reports "focused in three major areas: health policy and health reforms in the U.S. health care system; disruptive innovations that result in innovative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness; and consumerism, incorporating how end users of health goods and services think and behave."
"PBGC is a federal agency created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to protect pension benefits in private-sector traditional pension plans known as defined benefit plans." Includes many details on PBGC operations, also ERISA mortality tables, pension statistics, research reports, etc.
The research divisions of AARP produce reports and surveys on beneifits topics such as health care, long term care, social security,401(k) plans, etc.
Tip: Check both Public Policy Institute Reports and Surveys/Statistics section.