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  • Health and Welfare Benefits Survey

    2024 Health and Welfare Benefits is Now Open!

    • Questionnaire Available: July 23, 2024
    • Survey Deadline:August 30, 2024
    • Report Published: October
    • Cost to participate: $99
    • Full report valued at $699

    This year, the survey touches on key areas, including:

    • Health plans: What types of health plans are most commonly offered
    • Premiums: How are companies structuring their premiums and what are the increases
    • HSA accounts: Insights into the usage of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
    • Spousal surcharge: Approaches to spousal surcharges and their impact on overall plan costs
    • Wellness programs and benefits: Wellness initiatives and benefits offered by organizations

    The data is collected for all U.S. Markets, with the final report containing five state sections (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) plus an overall section.

    With local, employer-matched, employer-reported pay data, you can be confident that your organization is making vital pay decisions based on solid, high-quality data that reflects the market in which you do business. The more organizations that participate, the more reliable and representative the results!

    All data is kept confidential in accordance with the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Anti-Trust Safety Guidelines. Data is only reported if there is a minimum of 5 participating organizations.


  • Frequently Asked Questions


  • Why is my survey not being submitted?

    • Ensure the required questions have been answered
    • Ensure that the Compensation Input Form has been uploaded to the online survey. If it hasn’t been, you will need to save your completed Compensation Input Form. You can upload it to your online survey by clicking "Upload Compensation Input Form." This can be found on any page of the online questionnaire. From there, click "Submit."
    • If you are still having trouble, one of the survey professionals can assist at surveys@mranet.org or (800) 488-4845 extension 3508.
  • What if there is an open survey and I haven't received an invitation?

    Please contact us if you have not received information on an open survey or have questions about survey participation.

  • What is the advantage of having a third-party conduct Compensation surveys?

    Anti-trust guidelines counsel organizations to use a third party for Compensation Surveys. Because there are no vested interests, the focus is on reporting key metrics while protecting the confidentiality of all parties. Third parties also tend to be subject experts capable of providing a larger context and comparison for important insights.

  • So I enter hourly or salaried wages?

    You can enter the current hourly wage or annual salary, whichever rate is more manageable.

  • I have remote employees. What zip code do I use when reporting them?

    Please report any employees who work remotely in the zip code of your organization's central location.

  • Who conducts the surveys?

    Founded in 1901, MRA is one of the largest employer associations in the country, serving 4,000 employers each year. Members range in size from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 companies and reflect the diversity of the industries in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. MRA’s Survey and Business Research Department has been conducting surveys since 1901 and has a team of professionals with expertise in survey design, statistical analysis, compensation, and market research.

  • Can I share the results with other organizations?

    MRA surveys are not to be used commercially or for any purpose other than those that pertain to the internal planning of the purchasing/participating organization. The surveys prohibit Copying and/or Sharing Surveys with Non-Participants.

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  • We can offer you this program through our partnership with the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce in Wisconsin and MRA

  • After paying for your participation in the survey, you will be sent a link directly from MRA to complete the survey. Survey results will be released in October.

    For more information or questions, contact Sarah Ebert:  administrator@stoughtonwi.com

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