The Impact of Deferring Retirement Age on Retirement Income Adequacy

Source: Jack VanDerhei and Craig Copeland, Employee Benefit Research Institute, EBRI Issue Brief, No. 358, June 2011

From the press release:
A new study by EBRI finds that if Baby Boomers and Gen Xers delay their retirement past the age of 65, many of them still would not have adequate income to cover their basic retirement expenses and uninsured health care costs. The research also shows that even if a worker delays his or her retirement age into their 80s, there is still a chance the household will be “at risk” of running short of money in retirement. However, the chance of success for retirement adequacy improves significantly as individuals reach their late 70s and early 80s.

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