Research & Data

Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Special Questions

April 30, 2013
1. What is your current number of employees?
    Percent
  0–24
5.9
  25–49
9.1
  50–74
14.4
  75–100
11.2
  More than 100
59.4

2. What impact will health care reform have on your labor costs?
    Percent
  No change
8.0
  Increase
75.0
  Decrease
2.1
  Unknown
14.9

3. Are you planning to alter your current compensation structure (wages and benefits) as a result of health care reform?
    Percent
  Yes
53.7
  No
46.3
Firms answering "yes" were asked to give further explanation. Those results are summarized below.
  Will likely pass some/all increased health care costs on to employees
30.4
  Will likely reduce wages or other benefits to help offset increased health care costs
11.4
  Will likely minimize raises and bonuses to help offset increased health care costs
6.3
  Will likely alter health care coverage to reduce health care cost increases
10.1
  Will likely discontinue health care coverage and pay penalty
3.8
  Other
38.0

4. How will health care reform impact your staffing/employment plans? Please select all that apply.
    Percent
  No change
28.7
  Reduce full-time employees
30.3
  Reduce part-time, contract or temporary employees
3.7
  Increase full-time employees
0.5
  Increase part-time, contract or temporary employees
18.6
  Other
8.5
  Unknown
35.1


Texas Retail Outlook Survey

Texas Retail Outlook Survey

Special Questions

April 30, 2013
1. What is your current number of employees?
    Percent
  0–24
4.3
  25–49
6.4
  50–74
21.3
  75–100
17.0
  More than 100
51.1

2. What impact will health care reform have on your labor costs?
    Percent
  No change
6.4
  Increase
76.6
  Decrease
4.3
  Unknown
12.8

3. Are you planning to alter your current compensation structure (wages and benefits) as a result of health care reform?
    Percent
  Yes
50.0
  No
50.0
Firms answering "yes" were asked to give further explanation. Those results are summarized below.
  Will likely pass some/all increased health care costs on to employees
35.7
  Will likely reduce wages or other benefits to help offset increased health care costs
14.3
  Will likely discontinue health care coverage and pay penalty
7.1
  Other
42.9

4. How will health care reform impact your staffing/employment plans? Please select all that apply.
    Percent
  No change
34.0
  Reduce full-time employees
29.8
  Reduce part-time, contract or temporary employees
2.1
  Increase full-time employees
0.0
  Increase part-time, contract or temporary employees
14.9
  Other
6.4
  Unknown
34.0

Survey collection period: 04/08/2013 to 04/11/2013


Questions regarding the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey can be addressed to Amy Jordan at amy.jordan@dal.frb.org.

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