1 Wharton Pension Research Council. March 2022
The Retirement Bill of Rights
TIAA believes it is time for a Retirement Bill of Rights because every American worker should have the ability to retire with dignity. The way forward demands bold and urgent change – and TIAA is prepared to lead the fight.
Retirement insecurity affects our families, our friends, our neighbors. It threatens the sustainability and vitality of the economy we all share. When millions of Americans are financially vulnerable, none of us are truly secure.
Expand Retirement Plan Access
More states should follow the lead of those that have created options for workers who aren’t covered by an employer plan. Congress should join them and adopt a federal plan that could potentially fill a much-needed gap in providing retirement plan coverage to millions of Americans.
Almost half of private-sector workers lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, including1:
64% of Hispanic workers
53% of Black workers
78% of workers at firms with fewer than 10 employees
Auto enrollment and contribution increase
Employers should voluntarily adopt Secure 2.0’s requirement that new plans automatically enroll workers and increase their annual contributions.
Find out how the new laws are intended to improve retirement outcomes.
Do U.S. adults understand how long people tend to live in retirement?
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