Young people about to interview for jobs. While this latest crop of new workers might have an easiertime finding their first full-time jobs, understanding thebenefits packages that accompany those job offers still remains achallenge. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Another summer has come and gone, ushering in the latest entrants into the full-time workforce.This latest class of workers – many of whom still haven't framedtheir diplomas – is entering the labor pool at one of the besttimes in recent years: with unemployment rates at a historic low and manyindustries facing both a worker shortage and an impending exodus of experienced workers fast approachingretirement, many employers are more willing than ever to hire thosewith limited or no experience.

While this latest crop of new workers might have an easier timethan others getting their first full-time jobs, understanding andevaluating the benefits packages that accompany those joboffers still remains a challenge. A 2015 poll sponsored by Collective Health found that nearly 75 percentof millennials (defined here as those between the ages of 18 and34) are “often confused about all the benefit options available tothem,” compared to 60 percent of all those surveyed.

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