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2019 Health & Welfare Plans Survey – Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming

The 2019 Health & Welfare Plans Survey has been published. There were 376 participants located in Colorado, 24 in Wyoming, 28 participants in Arizona, and 76 participants from Utah. Data for this survey can be accessed online by geographic location, organization employment size, and industry type.

Health Care Costs

Data from the survey show the average monthly COBRA rate for coverage is:

How popular are High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) in employers’ health insurance options? According to the survey, organizations offering a High Deductible Health Plan were reported as follows: 89 percent of Arizona respondents, 61 percent of Colorado respondents, 83 percent of respondents from Utah, and 83 percent of those responding from Wyoming. Eighty-nine percent of Arizona respondents, 65 percent of Colorado, 85 percent of Utah, and 79 percent of Wyoming respondents are also offering an HSA and/or HRA as an option to employees.

With the ever-increasing cost of health insurance premiums, what cost containment techniques did respondents use?

Organizations having a premium increase at last renewal were reported by 64 percent of Arizona respondents with an average increase of 7 percent, 69 percent of Colorado respondents reported an average increase of 8 percent, 65 percent of Utah respondents reported an average increase of 7 percent, and 71 percent of Wyoming respondents reported an average increase of 7 percent.

Utah Grandfathered members can contact the Surveys Department at surveys@employerscouncil.org or call 303-839-5177 (toll free 800-884-1328) to purchase this survey.

2019 Colorado Rural Electric Association Survey
The 2019 Colorado Rural Electric Association Compensation Survey is now available. This survey provides wage and salary information from 22 Colorado Rural Electric Associations for 56 positions. Salary data are displayed by employment size. Also included are compensation costs as percent of operating revenue and total revenue, average entry-level hiring rates for inside and outside positions, SCADA rates of pay for office and field personnel, and flexible work schedules.

2019 Ski Industry Compensation Survey
The 2019 Ski Industry Compensation Survey is now available. Eleven Colorado ski organizations contributed data to the 142 surveyed jobs. Also contained in this report are entry-level pay rates, pay increases granted for 2018-2019 ski season, and projections for 2019-2020. The general information also displays data related to equipment allowances, skiing privileges, certification pay, and Ski School information. Compensation is displayed by company employment size.

Notice of Surveys Being Conducted

  • Mental Health Compensation Survey
  • Non-Profit Compensation Survey
  • Senior Services Compensation Survey

2019 Miscellaneous Benefits & Pay Practices SurveyArizona, Colorado, Utah, & Wyoming

This biennial survey collects data for topics such as Hiring/Employment Practices, Hours of Work, Automobile/Mileage Reimbursement, Tuition Aid, Moving Allowance, and Volunteer/Community Service, among many others.

This survey is being conducted online. Emails with a link and an access code to participate were sent on September 4. For individuals who prefer to complete a paper questionnaire, a hard copy version is available on our website at EmployersCouncil.org under “Survey Questionnaires.”

If you would like to receive an email with a link for participation or a word document, please call the Surveys Department.