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Just over a third of millennials say it is important for an employer to offer life insurance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Millennials may want to marry, buy a house and have kids, but most aren’t thinking about buying life insurance in case they die prematurely and saddle their family with a mortgage and other bills – including their student debt, so says an Anthem survey.

The survey, conducted via YouGov, collected data from 905 U.S. adults who work at a company with at least two employees. Just over a third (39 percent) of millennials say it is important for an employer to offer life insurance – even though other research shows that 70 percent want to get married, 74 percent want to have a family, and 93 percent want to own a home.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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