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GAO: Improvements Needed in Retirement Income Options

As 401(k) plan participants reach retirement, they face the challenge of making their savings last for an unknown lifespan, and many 401(k) plan sponsors do not offer options to help participants with this complex task.

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GAO Reviews Aging, Retirement, Social Security Linkages

An increase in average life expectancy for individuals in the United States is a positive development, but also requires more planning and saving to support longer retirements, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). At the same time, as life expectancy has not increased uniformly across all income groups, proposed actions to address the effects of longevity on programs and plan sponsors may impact lower-income and higher-income individuals differently.

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Administration Offers Sweeping Proposals on Retirement Policy

The White House this week unveiled a series of proposals aimed at ensuring near universal access to workplace retirement savings accounts and creating a path to a more portable retirement benefits by testing what works.

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Employers Not Keeping Up with Changes in Retirement

A new report illustrates that today’s workers are expecting to transition into retirement but face a significant obstacle: Few employers have employment practices to support them.

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What You Don’t Know about 401(k) Plans can Hurt You

A bad plan, with exorbitant fees and poor fund choices, can mean surrendering hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement savings during the years of investing.

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Democrats Urge Changes in Retirement Savings Rules

A bicameral group of congressional Democrats sends a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez encouraging the Employee Benefits Security Administration to issue guidance on innovations designed to help workers retain retirement savings between jobs.

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Revised ERISA Guidelines Encourage Social Good

The latest revisions to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) guidelines will allow retirement asset investments that yield social and environmental impact. The revisions address guideline changes made in 2008 that limited investors’ ability to use socially conscious investment vehicles. Indeed, ERISA’s latest revision has the potential to stimulate investment of the nation’s $25 trillion in retirement assets in affordable housing and equitable economic development.

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Report: 100 Largest CEO Retirement Accounts Worth $4.9 Billion

If you're a CEO at one of the nation's top 100 corporations, your retirement nest egg closely resembles the national budget of, say, a small European country.

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PBGC Maximum Retirement Guarantee to Remain Unchanged

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a federal entity, announces that the annual maximum guaranteed benefit for a 65-year-old retiree in a single-employer plan remains at $60,136 for 2016. The guarantee for multi-employer plans also remains unchanged.

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Trying to Decide Where to Retire? Here’s Some Help

Deciding where to retire shouldn’t be something Americans base on weather or even proximity to their kids. Retirees with sizeable nest eggs to maintain throughout their golden years should be looking at important regional factors, such as taxes, local living expenses, and the affordability and accessibility of health care.

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