On March 3, experts at an event hosted by The Pew Charitable Trusts discussed the results and implications of recent studies in California and Connecticut on the feasibility of creating state-sponsored retirement savings plans for private-sector employees who lack access to plans at work. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with state officials charged with developing or implementing state retirement plans in Connecticut, Illinois, and Oregon. The event was moderated by John Scott, who directs Pew’s retirement savings project.
Alicia Munnell, director, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Nari Rhee, manager, Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley
Kevin Lembo, Connecticut state comptroller
Michael Frerichs, Illinois state treasurer
Lisa Massena, executive director, Oregon Retirement Savings Plan