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Work: Benefits Offered By Employers

Miscellaneous Benefits

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Employers may offer a wide range of other benefits including the following:

Education Reimbursement/Subsidies. Some employers offer to pay for the cost of employee education. These subsidies are usually only available for pursuing education that is related to the employee's work.

Prepaid Legal Services: A few employers offer pre-paid legal services.

  • These programs generally provide employees with estate planning, adoption, and other legal assistance in civil matters.
  • They typically exclude any criminal law assistance.

Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs): These programs provide assistance to employees who are either having emotional problems or substance abuse problems or need general help such as moving into a new neighborhood. With respect to emotional or substance abuse problems, EAPs typically offer short term counseling as well as confinement for detox if necessary.

Other perks and incentives: Employers may offer a wide range of other benefits as incentives to attract and keep quality employees. For instance, employers today have been known to offer:

  • Subsidized child care either in-house or at private facilities.
  • Subsidized meals in company food service facility.
  • Discount purchasing of the employer's products.
  • Subsidized or free parking.
  • Financial incentives to use public transportation.
  • Subsidized exercise either in a company gym or private gyms.
  • Holiday bonuses ranging from cash to free turkeys.

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