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State-Run IRAs May Offer a New Retirement Plan Option

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According to the Pension Rights Center, half the states in the nation are discussing the possibility of creating state-run IRAs for workers at small businesses. 

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A big step forward for state-based initiatives

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For the past 15 years, one of the Center’s top priorities has been to find innovative ways of finishing the formidable task of expanding pensions and retirement savings for the about 50 percent of the workforce – 70 million Americans – who are not currently participating in an employer-sponsored retirement savings or pension plan.

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State-based retirement plans for the private sector

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States around the country are looking into ways of using the efficiencies of public retirement systems to administer new types of pension plans for private-sector workers. Below are brief summaries of plans that have either passed or are being considered.

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Retirement Plans At Every Employer! Is Your State Next?

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Paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage, commuter benefits. What’s next on the list of items employers are going to have to offer their employees? Retirement benefits.

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States seek workplace retirement plans

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According to the latest data, about 55 million U.S. private-sector workers don’t have access to a workplace retirement-savings plan, and states want to change that.

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The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act

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On January 4, 2015, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Public Act 098-1150). Introduced as S.B. 2758 by Illinois Senator Daniel Biss, the Act passed the State legislature in 2014.

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Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

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Washington – Five years after it was first announced, the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion.

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State private retirement programs get help from president

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Private-sector retirement solutions programs at the state level are getting a boost from the White House.

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How to invest in new state-sponsored retirement plans

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Illinois gets whacked plenty for its troubled public pension plan systems. But now it's getting high praise for being the first state in the USA to offer a novel type of retirement plan, which goes into effect in 2017.

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Illinois creates novel savings plan

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Illinois has just adopted a unique plan to get its residents to invest for retirement -- automatic enrollment in a savings program for private-sector workers whose employer doesn't offer a 401(k) or similar plan.

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