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MORE WORKERS GAIN FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS

More employers are sponsoring flexible benefit plans, offering employees a choice among types and levels of such benefits as health insurance, life insurance, and vacation time. The proportion of full-time employees in private firms employing 100 or more workers who were eligible to participate in cafeteria plans increased from 5 percent in 1988 to 9 percent in 1989, says the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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