Work Longer, Die Sooner

Americans are working longer and dying sooner.  A new report from the Society of Actuaries shows that the mortality rate rose 1.2% from 2014 to 2015.  It's the first increase in more than a decade and the first increase greater than 1% since 1980.  The age at which people can collect full social security benefits has jumped from 65 to 67 and 1 in 5 people in their early 70's are still working.  

Rates of physical disability are also climbing into late middle age as cognitive abilities are weakening.

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