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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  • Retirement Plans: Part of a Better Financial Future in Pennsylvania

    Retirement income from a variety of sources—including Social Security, personal savings, and employer-sponsored savings plans—ensures a sound financial future. But for many Americans, a part of this puzzle is missing. More than a third of all private sector workers lack access to a workplace plan—and 31 percent of those whose employers do offer retirement benefits don’t... Read More

  • Workplace Retirement Plans Tend to Sharpen Focus on Financial Futures

    For many, retirement security in the United States is uncertain. Experts recommend that Americans havemultiple sources of retirement income—including Social Security, personal savings, and employer-sponsoredsavings plans—to ensure financial health after their working years. However, more than one-third of all privatesector workers lack access to a workplace plan. Moreover, 31 percent of those... Read More

  • States Considering Measures to Boost Private Sector Retirement Savings

    Most Americans save for retirement through employer-provided plans, but over 30 million private sector workers lack access to a plan through their jobs. The availability of savings opportunities varies significantly by state. Since legislative efforts began in earnest in 2012, 80 percent of states have considered—or are considering—legislation to address gaps in access. Eight—California,... Read More

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Benny Martinez

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