Beyond the Facts & Figures
It's easy to think of millennials as our healthiest generation. However, our data show that their health is actually declining. Now is the time to hear directly from millennials to help this generation achieve better health.
To uncover deeper insights into millennials' health needs and expectations we: surveyed more than 3,000 adults over the age of 18 across the country; hosted 16 listening sessions nationwide with millennials, business leaders, providers, and community leaders; got the perspectives of more than 2,000 millennials.
Here's what we learned
Key finding #1
Millennials want healthcare that is quick, easy to access and personalized
Listening in #1
"Some of the things I look for with a healthcare provider is flexibility, affordability, access. If I can do it online and get it checked off my list, it makes it easier, it's less stress on me."
"I also think innovative or different methods for healthcare access is really important whether that's in the virtual space, the Telehealth space. The collaboration among payers and providers will really help take this to the next level."
National survey results #1
67 percent of millennials only see a doctor when they are sick or in need of urgent care. 47 percent of millennials have delayed or avoided medical treatment because of healthcare costs. 80 percent of millennials say they would try telemedicine. 66 percent of millennials who have tried telemedicine rated it very good or excellent.
Key finding #2
Millennials want integrated care for their mind and body.
Listening in #2
"I think holistic care is really important ... so looking at other creative opportunities to encourage health and wellness ... whether that means incentivizing healthy eating, incentivizing being physically active — connecting folks with community — ensuring that folks aren't isolated."
National survey results #2
49 percent of millennials think their mental health is good or excellent whereas 69 percent of baby boomers and 56 percent of gen exers cite the same. 73 percent of millennials say mental health counseling needs to change.
Key finding #3
Millennials are redefining the workplace and benefits.
Listening in #3
"I want a plan that will work for me, offer benefits that are important to me, preventative care, as well as women's care."
"I actually think the biggest thing employers can do is promote a culture of self care and work life balance."
National survey results #3
45 percent of millennials state that health insurance had an impact on their decision to work for their current employer, while only 34 percent of boomers say the same. 84 percent of millennials say that health insurance has impacted their decision to stay with their current employer, while only 54 percent of baby boomers agree.
Taking the next step and developing long-term solutions
Now that you've taken a high-level look at some of the key findings from our listening sessions and national survey, download our ebook to learn more and find actionable ways to help your millennial workforce achieve better overall health. For more information, visit smarterbetterhealthcare.com.