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Benefits Data Source

Attract and retain your best talent with a benefits strategy built on robust and up to date benefits data.

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Benefits Data Source (BDS) is the leading provider of comprehensive market data on benefits programs worldwide. Our extensive database adopts a globally consistent approach in capturing country-specific elements to meet the needs of both local and multinational organizations.

We specialize in helping benefits professionals make effective and timely benefit strategies for their organizations. You will have access to reliable tools, consulting expertise, and up-to date benchmarking data to competitively position your organization against the market, and simultaneously ensure employee wellbeing and control costs and risk.

Solutions available

Willis Towers Watson's Benefits Data Source (BDS) provides a host of benefits benchmarking solutions, built on our extensive experience in serving both the data and consulting needs of leading companies around the world.

Benefits Online

Benefits Online is an intuitive web application where you can access detailed market information from our main benchmark surveys covering HR policies and benefits design practices.

Benefits Online: Your benefits design software solution

Staying competitive means having a benefits package that can attract and retain the best talent in the market. Explore how our software can help.

BenVal (available in certain countries)

Provides a quantitative-based approach for benchmarking benefit plan design practices against peer companies. BenVal applies a consistent methodology to assess each company's benefit plan design provisions to produce an objective way to measure the competitiveness of your benefit package offering against peer markets.

The figure shows a tailored BenVal report providing an in-depth comparison of your organization’s benefits design relative to peers or industries of your choosing.
Comparative intelligence through your custom BenVal report


BDS is a rolling database - you can join at any time. Simply download and complete our participation and order form.

You have two options for providing your organization’s benefits data:

  • Complete our country specific questionnaires. In future years, your questionnaires will be pre populated with information you provide today, so you only need to update design elements that have changed; or,
  • Submit your organization’s plan documents, and we’ll do the rest (fees may apply).
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