Increasing Retirement Savings
A discussion about state and federal proposals to boost access to private sector retirement plans
Workers in the United States accumulate the vast majority of their retirement savings through employer-based plans, but large gaps in coverage exist. A recent analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that more than 30 million private-sector workers report they do not have access to an employer-based retirement plan.
On April 12, 2016, Pew’s retirement savings project will host a discussion in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center with experts on state and federal approaches to ensure that more Americans have the opportunity to save sufficient amounts for retirement.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, will deliver opening remarks.
John Scott, director of Pew’s retirement savings project:
Increasing Retirement Savings: A discussion about state and federal proposals to boost access to private sector retirement plans
Debra Whitman, chief public policy officer, AARP:
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James A. Klein, president, American Benefits Council:
Increasing Retirement Savings: State and Federal Proposals to Address Access to Private Sector Retirement Plans
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As state policymakers consider legislative proposals to help private sector workers save for retirement, the impact of these plans on employee savings will be determined in part by decisions they make on a number of factors. Among those are who is eligible to participate, how they are enrolled, where initial contribution levels should be set, how contributions will be invested and protected, and... Read More
As state policymakers consider legislative proposals to help private sector workers save for retirement, the impact of these plans on employers will be determined in part by decisions they make on a number of factors. Among those are what size employers would be included, what responsibilities employers would have for program management, how many workers in total would likely be covered by the... Read More
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
8:30-10:30 AM EDT
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center,
Room SVC 208-209