Millennial workers love employer-sponsored life insurance benefits much more than they did even a few years ago.
The percentage of workers born from 1981 through 1997 who say life insurance benefits are somewhat or very important increased to 85% in 2017, from 73% in 2013.
The percentage of members of “Generation X,” or workers born from 1965 through 1980, who rated life benefits as somewhat or very important increased to 75%, from 67%.
The percentage of Baby Boomers, or workers born from 1946 through 1964, who gave life insurance benefits high ratings, fell to 65%, from 69%.
Analysts at the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies have posted those figures in a summary of results from a recent survey.
An outside firm polled 6,372 U.S. workers, ages 18 and older, for the center from August 2017 through October 2017. All of the survey participants had full-time or part-time jobs at for-profit employers with five or more workers.
Millennial workers’ interest in some other benefits, including long-term care insurance, has grown over the past five years, but Millennials’ interest in some other benefits, such as defined benefit pension plans and defined contribution retirement plans, has increased only a little, or held steady, over that same period.