31% of US organizations have weight-loss programs

36% of US organizations offer health care coverage for both same-sex partners and for dependent grandchildren. In addition, 30% offer health care benefits for foster children, and 15% give paid adoption leave. 62% pay for long-distance calls home during business travel; 37% offer a compressed work week; 24% offer such benefits as postal services, legal assistance, and food services or a subsidized cafeteria; and 5% offer concierge service. 72% offer wellness resources and information; 40% offer smoking cessation programs; 31% offer weight-loss programs; and 21% offer bariatric procedure coverage. Human resource professionals report that benefits costs to employers average 39% of payroll. Of those costs, 21% are attributed to mandatory benefits, and 18% to employee-selected benefits, Society for Human Resource Management reported.