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July 21, 2017

Here's some good news: Your company has probably increased how much it spends on your benefits. And some bad: Health care costs have consumed much of that increase, leaving little left over for retirement. Employers' health care spending more than doubled from 2001 to 2015, while 401(k) contributions ticked up only slightly during that time. Yet savvy savers can more than make up for any shortfalls in their employee match.

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Elizabeth O'Brien is a senior writer at MONEY, covering retirement and health care. You can email her at elizabeth.o'brien@moneymail.com and follow her on Twitter at @elizobrien.

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