• 88% — Percentage of the population between ages 55 and 64 who have insurance, compared with 82.8 percent of the entire population.
  • 19.9% — Percentage of the population between ages 55 and 64 who are covered by a public plan.
  • 9.7% — Percentage of older boomers who purchased insurance directly from an insurer in 2007, compared with 11.4 percent in 1994.
  • 56% — Percentage of retirees between ages 55 and 64 who have employer-sponsored health benefits.

Source: Employee Benefits Research Center