Everybody loves flexSurvey suggests most firms that don’t have them are planning on providing flexible benefitsBy David Brown11/18/2002|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/21/2002 Statistics Canada recently confirmed a growing number of families are no longer one man and one woman living together with 2.5 children — benefit plans continue to change to reflect that reality, suggests a new study. Families are changing and employees want their benefits to meet those changing needs. Most organizations feel flexible benefit plans are the inevitable solution, said Cathy O’Bright, a benefits consultant with the Calgary office of Hewitt Associates. A survey by Hewitt suggests a large majority of organizations are at least thinking about going flex — giving employees some choice on how a portion of company benefit expenditures are spent. Hewitt conducted an online survey of 136 organizations from across the country earlier this year; 93 per cent of respondents said they have or will be introducing flexible benefit plans in the future (43 per cent already have them in place). 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.