NU Online News Service, June 9, 2003, 4:09 p.m. EDT – U.S. workers say long term care insurance benefits are as important as group life insurance benefits, according to results of a survey released by Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J.
Researchers polled 300 U.S. residents for the survey in March. The participants were between the ages of 25 and 65, worked for companies with at least 500 employees and had annual household incomes of at least $40,000.
Researchers asked each participant to consider a 100-point “benefits pie” and allocate points to various benefits to indicate the importance of those benefits.
Participants gave an average of 38 points to health insurance and 27 points to retirement benefits.