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Retirement expectations: 2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey

The employee voice: more security, more flexibility, more choice.

Health and Benefits|Retirement

By Jonathan Gardner | November 18, 2017

Willis Towers Watson 2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey finds that more than a fifth of employees expect still to be working at age 70 or later.

Given that a sizable number of employees are living paycheck to paycheck, it is unsurprising that longer-term financial confidence has eroded as well.

Nearly two-thirds of employees believe they will be worse off in their old age, relative to their parents’ generation. Concern is widespread about whether employees are saving enough for retirement, especially in a defined contribution world.

Many experts and policymakers also worry that leakage from the U.S. retirement system — via loans, hardship withdrawals or other cash-outs — threatens the long-term retirement readiness of many employees.

Dispelling myths: Retirement security is a priority for all generations

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