Americans Are Dying Sooner and Retiring Later

New reports are saying that while people are choosing to push off retirement, lifespans aren't matching up.

Data released from the Society of Actuaries says American's health is declining and millions of workers face shorter, less active retirements than earlier generations.

The society says:

"The U.S. age-adjusted mortality rate—a measure of the number of deaths per year—rose 1.2 percent from 2014 to 2015."

In a similar vein, the age to claim full Social Security benefits is moving up from 65 for those retiring in 2002 to 67 in 2027.

So, almost 1 in 3 people are still working from ages 65 to 69 and 1 in 5 are working in their early 70s.

The Health Affairs journal says people in their late 50s have serious health problems, more so than others did 10-15 years ago.

At age 66, 11% of people had some form of dementia and a quarter of them aged 58 to 60 rated themselves in “poor” or “fair” health. 

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