Download the 2021 Nonprofit Employee Benefits Survey Preliminary Report.
Between August 16, 2021, and September 3, 2021, PPI collected 468 responses from U.S. nonprofit organizations, who provided information about their employee benefit plans.
Key survey findings include:
- More than half of nonprofits struggle with maintaining affordable healthcare (70%) recruitment (55%), and employee mental health.
- Nearly 50% of nonprofits struggle with employee burnout (48%) and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (46%).
- To reduce benefits costs, nonprofits most often will look to replace their existing insurance carriers (42%) before things like modifying benefits (16%) or reducing employer contributions (13.4%).
- More than half (59%) of nonprofits use an online benefits administration system, and give their employees access to enroll and manage their benefits on the portal (55%). Nearly half (48%) plan to implement employee self-service this year.
About the Survey
Supporting the nonprofit community with insurance and service solutions that meet unique fiscal and management needs is a rich part of our history and value system. As a result, we continually strive to improve the way we support the benefit selection and management process.
In 2009, we recognized that most compensation and benefit surveys did not target smaller, private nonprofit organizations and offered very little benefits-specific data. We set out to close that gap and developed a proprietary survey that could help nonprofit organizations benchmark their benefit plans against organizations of similar size and location.
The PPI Nonprofit Employee Benefits Survey continues to grow in popularity, and now reaches beyond our own nonprofit client base and markets. As the health care marketplace continues to evolve, PPI will continue to provide valuable insight into the fundamental concerns and challenges of nonprofit benefit plan sponsors.