Fifty-four percent of workers are satisfied with their company’s retirement program, and 61% say it is their primary retirement savings vehicle, Watson Wyatt found in a survey of 2,200 workers in February. Twenty-nine percent said that were it not for their retirement plan, they would not be saving for retirement.

“The economic crisis has made it clear that retirement is something workers cannot take for granted,” said Jamie Knopping, a senior retirement consultant at Watson Wyatt. “And with employees’ heightened attention to their future, employers have a golden opportunity to educate workers on the benefits of their retirement plans—whether it is the value of a guaranteed flow of retirement income from a defined benefit pension plan or the responsibility of saving and choosing investments in a 401(k).”

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