17 Employee Benefits You Could Be Getting at Work
The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) "employer mandate" requires businesses with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance to at least 95 percent of those workers and their dependent children. Companies also may offer supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, pet insurance, and short- or long-term disability insurance.
A cornerstone of the tech world's benefits package is free lunches (and sometimes breakfast and dinner). Most companies cannot afford a big-name chef to cook meals, but a stocked snack room with fresh coffee can save employees a lot of money. It can also increase productivity, as there is no need to leave the office to go on a coffee run -- although that makes this perk a bit of a double-edged sword. The occasional free lunch, pizza day, or doughnuts in the morning are also yummy extras.