According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in its recent Economic News Realease (June 9, 2016 / March 2016 Data). The average benefit costs for U.S. civilian employers is 31.5% of payroll. This total is comprised of 8.4% health insurance related benefit costs. A comprehensive review of all benefits on an annual basis is a vital part of the budget process. BRG’s team of professionals can assist you with this review.