The majority of financial advisers surveyed by digital group risk insurer, Ellipse, believe that Auto-enrolment (AE) is having a positive impact on the employee benefits market.
Over two-thirds (67.22%) agreed that AE had prompted employers to think about their wider benefits offering to employees, while 65.54% agreed AE would lead to more interest in employee benefits generally.
They also had no significant concern that spending on other benefits would drop as a result of its implementation.
Ellipse CEO, John Ritchie, commented: "We have always felt positive about the impact pensions auto-enrolment would have on the wider benefits market, so it is encouraging to see that our optimism is shared by the majority of advisers."
Looking more generally at the impact of AE on employers, the Ellipse survey also signalled that many smaller employers yet to reach their staging dates were unprepared for AE, according to the advisers questioned.