America’s population is changing, and so is the makeup of America’s workforce. According to the 2010 census, the Hispanic population now makes up 16% of the total U.S. population.1 By 2050, it is projected to make up nearly 30% of the U.S. population.2
It can be challenging to provide the right level of benefits information when employees come from different countries and cultures. Many Hispanic employees are unfamiliar with benefits. In addition, since a large percentage of Hispanics speak Spanish, it can be difficult to provide the language support they need.
One thing is for certain: the economy has highlighted the financial vulnerability of most Americans — especially those with extensive family obligations. By providing a choice of benefits through the workplace, you can provide essential financial protection to employees who may not be prepared for life’s unexpected events. Unum can help you meet the needs of your diverse workforce and reach them with the right benefits message.
Not only do we offer a rich choice of affordable benefits that appeal to diverse needs, we also provide extensive education, enrollment support, customer service and claims administration services in Spanish. We understand Hispanic culture, so we can ensure your employees receive helpful, knowledgeable service every step of the way.
This article highlights the trends happening nationally and in the workplace, and includes information on ways you can support your Hispanic employees
Learn how you can provide the benefits assistance your Hispanic workforce needs. Contact your Unum representative.
1 United States Census Bureau, “The 2012 Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book”; available from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0018.pdf
2 Pew Research Center, “U.S. Population Projections: 2005–2050,” February 11, 2008; available from http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/reports/85.pdf
3 United States Census Bureau, “The 2012 Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book”; available from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0616.pdf
4 Knowledge@Wharton, “America's Growing Hispanic Population: Investing in the Future 'Mainstay of Our Labor Force,’” April 27, 2011; available from http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2758
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