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In the Know

June 1, 2008 By    

Employee Benefits

Propane Resources surveyed 419 retail propane marketers from across the nation about their employee benefits. We received responses from 79 companies. Here is what they had to say:


A majority of responding retailers (70 percent) are smaller companies with 6 – 20 employees. Fifty-seven percent report employees with an average tenure of 11 years or more. Sixty-six percent offer two weeks paid vacation; 22 percent offer three. Ninety-one percent offer healthcare to their employees; of these, 12 percent offer coverage to full- and part-time workers. Eighty-two percent of responding retailers extend coverage to spouses, and 13 percent of those extend coverage to dependents. Most (95 percent) offer paid time off for vacation and/or illness. Retirement plans and dental/orthodontic insurance were cited as benefits retailers would most like to add or are considering adding.

In The Know is a partnership between LP Gas Magazine and Propane Resources.

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