State-sponsored Retirement Savings Plans: New Approaches to Boost Retirement Plan Coverage
In How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement. Olivia S. Mitchell, Robert Clark, and Raimond Maurer, eds. Oxford University Press. 2018.
37 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2019
Date Written: March 2017
This paper describes and evaluates models and features used in emerging state-sponsored retirement saving plans such as Auto IRAs, open Multiple Employer Plans and Marketplaces. These plans have enormous potential to raise the number of Americans with access to payroll deduction retirement saving plans. We believe that plans that boost coverage most will feature two characteristics: required provision of retirement saving plans by firms and automatic enrollment of eligible workers. However, we also note that under current legal and regulatory conditions, Secure Choice is the only model that enables states to require that employers provide a plan.
Keywords: Secure Choice, Multiple Employer Plans, marketplace, automatic enrollment, mandatory provision
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