Our survey of 3,000 US workers finds that diverse employees at all income levels are more likely to say they do not qualify for or are not sure if they qualify for major benefits, such as health insurance, ancillary insurance, employee assistance programs, leave policies, and wellness benefits. A big problem is communication: when companies partner with vendors such as insurers to make benefits easy to understand and navigate, employees are more likely to receive the care they need.

Employees of color at all income levels were more likely to find resources explaining health benefits to be unhelpful.

To read the article, see “Income alone may be insufficient: How employers can help advance health equity in the workplace,” December 3, 2021.