Around one in ten people believe they will miss working life, while a quarter felt they would stay at jobs to avoid being bored.
Zurich UK Life's business development director, Tony Solomon, said: "Many people are re-evaluating how they will spend their retirement.
"This emerging trend of returnment reflects the changing nature of retirement as people continue to be active."
Previous research by Zurich found that around one in six people who have undertaken DIY have had to call in expert help after causing damage to their properties.
It was also found that half of people do not inform an insurer when making changes to their homes.
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