William G. Gale and David C. John

Two Important New Retirement Savings Initiatives from the Obama Administration

By :: November 19th, 2015

In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has taken the two most important steps in nearly a decade to increase access to retirement savings for more than 55 million Americans who currently do not participate in a retirement saving plan. The Treasury Department’s myRA program, launched this month, will help new savers and the self-employed start […]

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Retirement Security a Priority in the 2015 State of the Union

By :: January 21st, 2015

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama made retirement security a priority for his Administration by promoting the Automatic IRA, a retirement savings plan that originated at the Retirement Security Project. The proposals would increase the ability of part-time workers to join their employer’s plan and improve tax incentives for businesses that either […]

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President’s 2013 Budget Would Enable Almost All Americans to Save for Retirement

By :: February 16th, 2012

The new 2013 budget unveiled by President Obama on Monday again contains the Automatic IRA, which was developed by Brookings’ Retirement Security Project in conjunction with The Heritage Foundation. This year’s  version includes an important change that will also encourage more employers to offer a 401(k) account to their workers. However, important changes to the […]

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