Good benefit plan design and management drives business successToo often employers cost cut benefits without understanding impact of decisionBy Laura Mensch09/30/2011|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 09/30/2011 Benefits plans are a valuable component of a company’s overall payroll and HR strategy. A competitive benefits program can be a powerful attraction and retention tool. Employees continue to report they would choose to keep their benefits over salary increases of $10,000 or more according to 2009 and 2011 surveys done by sanofi-aventis. However, many companies facing typical double digit premium increases are finding it difficult to maintain meaningful, affordable coverage. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.