The government's review of auto-enrolment (AE) may recommend that the minimum qualifying age should be reduced from 22- to 16-years-old.
The review, which is expected to report back by the end of the year, may suggest workers should be brought into a workplace pension as soon as they are able to start full-time work, The Telegraph has reported.
Currently, workers are only eligible to be auto-enrolled from the age of 22, and if their earnings in one workplace are over £10,000 a year; 16- to 21-year-olds must opt-in to the system.
The review is being chaired by PTL non-executive chairman Ruston Smith, Standard Life head of pensions strategy Jamie Jenkins, and Pensions Policy Institute director Chris Curry, and is looking at issue around engagement, coverage and contributions.
Many have called on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to lower the age threshold, and to also amend the system so it takes into account all earnings.
The DWP declined to comment on the reports.
The People's Pension director of policy Darren Philp said it was vital to get people saving as early as possible.
"Extending pensions cover to younger people in the workplace is exactly the kind of move forward that we were hoping to see from the review," he said. "The earlier people start saving, the more investment growth can do the hard work for them in saving for their retirement.
"At a time when half the UK believes they won't have enough money to support their desired lifestyle in retirement, it's vital that we enable workers to start planning ahead as soon as possible."
However, he added, the review also needs to consider raising the upper age limit - currently set at the state pension age - and bringing in the self-employed.
"But it isn't just younger workers that are missing out. While auto-enrolment has been a real game-changer for two-thirds of the UK workforce, millions of people haven't been enrolled, not just because they are too young, but because they are too old, they don't earn enough, or they're self-employed. The review is a key moment where these people must stop being ignored and are brought into auto enrolment."
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