How many American workers are benefiting from employer retirement programs?

A new study sheds light on how just under half of American workers aren't covered by employer health coverage.
A new study finds that nearly half of American workers are not covered by employer-sponsored retirement benefits.
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Crypto in your 401(k)? Fidelity's plan now faces questions from senators

May 6, 2022
Fidelity Investments says it will allow employers to add bitcoin to retirement portfolios, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among those critical of the decision.
While a 401(k) that includes cryptocurrency may pique the interest of younger investors, the volatility of bitcoin worries some financial advisors.
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How would "Secure 2.0" change retirement savings plans?

The Securing a Strong Retirement Act, now in the Senate, aims to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.
The Securing a Strong Retirement Act, now in the Senate, aims to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.
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A bill that aims to expand access to 401(k) accounts is on its way to the Senate

Mar 31, 2022
The House approved it by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority.
The Securing a Strong Retirement Act, now in the Senate, aims to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.
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An argument for bringing back a contractual "lottery" for retirement savings

Marketplace's Chris Farrell explains why a "tontine" could be used positively in retirement plans.
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People adopted better financial habits during the pandemic

Jun 22, 2021
Two recent surveys show a trend toward increased financial discipline.
Financial security and savings are on more people's minds.
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The rules for required retirement account withdrawals

Rules for the required minimum distribution, as it's called, changed both before and during the pandemic.
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Forced retirements will lead to prolonged inequality, report says

Jun 7, 2021
Black workers and those without college degrees were forced out of jobs at the highest rates during the pandemic.
Involuntary retirees face a higher risk of falling into long-term poverty, according to research from the Retirement Equity Lab at the New School.
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More companies are starting emergency savings programs for employees

Oct 22, 2020
Are they any better than a traditional bank savings account?
A savings pot that isn't linked to your bank account could help to limit withdrawals.
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More people are eligible to tap retirement savings without penalty

The big change: If your spouse's job has been hit by COVID-19 you may be eligible to pull as much as $100,000 from retirement savings — penalty-free.
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