Only one problem. Currently only 33% of medium to large sized employers currently provide benefits for retirees and this percentage is declining (it was 84% in 1980). Even generous companies are moving away from future benefits, preferring instead to help employees fund 401k programs or other similar programs that the employee controls. I applaud this trend for many reasons (for example, if your company goes bankrupt, it will not impact your 401k unless you only invested in your own company).
However, I am concerned about the number of people who are expecting retirement benefits from their firm when their firm does NOT provide these benefits. Unless the EBRI did a poor job in their research and surveyed a very unrepresentative group, there are going to be many surprised people as they near retirement.
I took a few minutes to look around the EBRI site. Some very interesting trivia there, useful for people like me who love reading statistics about people.