Employee benefits cost a lot of money, and the price tag seems to keep moving north. As an employer, what do you really get for offering these benefits? Sure, you want to be competitive; your best people have a lot of employment options available to them. (Conversely, if you have problem employees, it seems they have fewer options… so, they’ll stick with you a while longer… right?) You may be concerned that your best people would leave if you changed the benefits package. In addition, you really do care about your employees, their dependent families (if they have them) and their lives outside of work. Benefits provide your employees a valuable safety net for unexpected times. They also provide you with a tax deduction. Still, do you occasionally wonder what the real value is to you as an employer?