Working Baby Boomers’ Knowledge of Retiree Health Benefits and Costs

Working Baby Boomers’ Knowledge of Retiree Health Benefits and Costs

Date: August 2012
Creator: Henning, Janet L.
Description: This study was exploratory in nature, with the purpose of examining the relationships between working Baby Boomers’ knowledge of retirement health benefits and health costs and actions they have taken to prepare for retirement. An online survey was completed by 209 Baby Boomers who are employed by three city governments in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The research showed that health benefits knowledge does not predict retirement preparation but that Baby Boomers who demonstrate higher levels of knowledge-seeking behavior are more likely to undertake retirement preparation, specifically by purchasing an annuity. Among public sector working Baby Boomers, retirement preparation activities are found to be minimal. Age was found to predict knowledge-seeking behavior, in that older vs. younger Baby Boomers are more likely to engage in knowledge-seeking behavior related to retirement preparation. Current knowledge about health benefits does not predict retirement preparation.
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[Retirees on the front porch]

[Retirees on the front porch]

Date: October 1965
Creator: Clark, Junebug
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from October 1965 and is shot at the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. Retirees sitting on the front porch of Jack Daniel's Old Office. Joe Clark, HBSS is preparing to photograph them for a Jack Daniel's ad on its retirees. Identifications of retirees from left to right are as follows: Clarence Rollman, unidentified retiree, Herb Fanning, unidentified retiree, Irv Crutcher, Lem Tolley, unidentified retiree, and Joe Clark,HBSS.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Retirees in Jack Daniel's Old Office]

[Retirees in Jack Daniel's Old Office]

Date: February 1978
Creator: Clark, Junebug
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: February, 1978. Lynchburg, Tennessee. Jack Daniel Retirees in Jack Daniel's Old Ofice together for a Jack Daniel's advertising shoot. L-R: Garland Dusenberry, Clarence Rollman, Lem Tolley, Charlie Walker, and two unidentified men. Clark Photofile: 9516-R7-36A
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives