Retirement Savings

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Pew’s retirement savings project studies the challenges and opportunities for increasing retirement savings. The initiative examines barriers to retirement savings that affect workers, employers, and taxpayers; policies aimed at eliminating those barriers; and the fees associated with retirement plans. The project strives to foster policy debate and action on how best to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to save a sufficient amount for retirement.

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  • Workers Open to Retirement Plan Features Intended to Boost Savings

    Workplace savings plans have long been key elements of funding post-retirement life, along with Social Security and other personal savings. But more than a quarter of American workers whose employers sponsor a retirement plan do not participate. These workers cite a variety of reasons, including concerns about affordability or eligibility. That means many employees may not have the resources they... Read More

  • Workers React Positively to Steps to Make Retirement Saving More Automatic

    At a time when many Americans struggle to set aside enough money for retirement, government policymakers and employers are increasingly considering programs to help them save, known as pro-savings tools. And recent surveys by The Pew Charitable Trusts show that workers at small to midsize businesses—both those that have workplace retirement plans and those that don’t—generally... Read More

  • Oregon Poised to Help Workers Save for Retirement

    An estimated 1 million workers in Oregon do not have a retirement plan at their job, and many others do not have adequate retirement savings. Oregon is responding to these challenges with a significant effort to address retirement insecurity: a program called OregonSaves, designed to provide every working Oregonian access to a private retirement account. Read More

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Benny Martinez

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202.540.6533