Movie clapper with employee benefits on it While 70 percent of employed adults overall are more interested in long-term benefits, 29 percent say they aren’t taking full advantage of them. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that adults look for long-term, rather than short-term, employee benefits but what might be surprising is that even those workers aren’t taking full advantage of what they have.

That’s among the findings of the Ernst & Young Better You survey, which also reveals that 67 percent of employed Gen Z and 76 percent of college students prefer long-term benefits than immediately available offerings like personal fitness memberships. That’s only slightly fewer than boomers, 78 percent of whom would rather have long-term benefits, even in the later years of their careers.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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