GenXers are definitely thinking about retirement. But there's a disconnect between how they're preparing for it and one of their chief retirement worries: namely, the cost of health care.

That's from a Weber Shandwick study, which found that GenXers are thinking about long-term financial needs and are focused actively on planning for retirement. However, they don't feel prepared even though they're entering the phase of their careers for peak wealth accumulation.

GenXers are doing all sorts of things to prepare for long-term security, including doing their best to lead healthy lives now so that they'll have fewer troubles as they age. Nevertheless, they're not planning for retirement health care costs. And that's despite the fact that if you ask them how they'll pay for it when they're older, they admit to being worried.

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