More Than Half Of Americans Will Delay Their Retirement To Avoid Losing Health Benefits(EBRI)

Tying health insurance benefits directly to employment is forcing most Americans to work longer than they would have otherwise, a new study from the Employee Benefits Research Institute finds. EBRI President, Dallas Salisbury, says the results show nearly 20 percent of retired Americans ended up working longer than they initially planned because they didn’t want to lose access to their employer-based health benefits. And a majority of the Americans who are currently in the workforce are also planning to delay their retirement in order to keep the insurance plans they have through their employer:

Source: Think Progress.org

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