Just like their forebears, millennials hope to be generously-compensated for their work. That means good pay and decent benefits.

A recent survey of 1,900 U.S. employees by Aflac finds that 72 percent of millennial employees say they're at least "somewhat" likely to opt for a job that offers better benefits and lower pay, a finding that may seem counter-intuitive, since young people are decades away from retirement and typically are not expecting major health expenses in the near-term.

While most employees entering the workforce probably have a sense of what kind of salary they expect for their labor, many don't know where to start when assessing the value of their benefits.

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