Growing numbers of workers are expressing satisfaction with their work, according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management. The report noted that 88% of workers are satisfied with their current jobs, the highest satisfaction level recorded in the last 10 years.
The share of eligible male workers turning age 62 and claiming Social Security benefits has fallen from 56.0% in 1996 to 35.6% in 2013, according to a study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, using data from the Social Security Administration. The number of women turning age 62 and claiming Social Security benefits fell from 62.8% to 39.5% during the same period. In 2013, 27% of women and 34% of men claimed benefits at their full retirement age.
The typical organization loses 5% of revenue to fraud in a given year, concludes the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in its 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. The report said that asset misappropriation is the most common type of business fraud and causes a median loss of $125,000 per case.
Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust 2015 Employer Health Benefits Survey reveals that the average premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance rose 4% in 2015 to $17,545. Premiums have grown an average of 5% a year since 2005, compared to 11% annually between 1999 and 2005. Since 2010, both the share of workers with deductibles and the size of those deductibles have increased. The result is a 67% increase in the average size of deductibles since 2010.
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