Thank you to Tim Ryan for his talk today on the AARP “Work and Save Program”. Tim explained that a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses.
Fifty-seven million Americans have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers—that’s over 50 percent of the 18-to-64-year-old population. The average monthly Social Security benefit is only about $1,200 per month. While Social Security is a critical piece of the puzzle, it is not enough to ensure people can live independently as they get older.
The solution is a Work and Save plan, which makes it easier for businesses to create a private retirement savings account for employees, helping them take charge of their financial futures and live independently as they age.
These plans promote financial freedom, give Americans a choice, gives employees control. Their accounts are portable. When employees switch jobs, they can take their Work and Save accounts with them. Save Taxpayer Dollars and are No Risk. A Work and Save plan would be easy for employers to set up, and there would be no ongoing costs or risk to the employers or the state.
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