While many employees obtain benefits information from their employers, another source of information, at least for Gen Y (ages 18 to 34), is family members and friends, according to survey results from Colonial Life.

Harris Interactive, on behalf of Colonial Life, surveyed 2,608 U.S. adults age 18 and older, among which 1,117 were employed full-time or part-time and enrolled in an employer-provided or spouse's benefits plan.

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