It’s been 13 years since Congress has passed any substantial retirement security legislation. We came close in 2016 when the Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA). Unfortunately, the clock ran out that year. But now we have the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which builds … Continue reading "SECURE It: An Easy Call for Senate – Pass the SECURE Act"
United States Senators return to Washington this week to a full plate: government funding, hurricane aftermath, trade policy – the list of work goes on. One item, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, is “low hanging fruit” that can pass in September and help to build momentum for the rest of the year. … Continue reading "SECURE It: Welcome back, U.S. Senate. The SECURE Act Remains a Prime Opportunity."
America’s life insurers serve 90 million American families, helping them build a financial safety net that protects them through all stages of life. Helping people take care of the things that matter most is our most critical mission. But you wouldn’t know that from the Washington Examiner’s editorial this week about The Business Roundtable’s (BRT) new mission … Continue reading "Washington Examiner Editorial Distracts From How Life Insurers Meet Critical Consumer Needs"
As appeared on TheHill.com on July 30, 2019. The way Americans work and live is changing, but policy around how we save for retirement will not keep pace if the U.S. Senate isn’t able to act on legislation that passed the House in May. The bipartisan bill — aptly named the Secure Act — expands … Continue reading "If Senate fails on Secure Act, workers lose"
As appeared in Morning Consult, February 13, 2019 A few months ago, I said that retirement security will be a policy issue everyone is talking about over the next decade. Last week, influential leaders in Congress laid proof to that claim, kicking off the new year noting retirement security as a bipartisan priority issue. The House Ways and … Continue reading "Congress Makes It Clear: Retirement Security Is a Priority Issue"
Retirement security will be a policy issue everyone is talking about over the next decade. Not only is the world’s population growing, but people are living longer too, thanks to advances in medicine and science. This is especially true for our children — the millennials and Generation Z — who are very likely to live … Continue reading "Why Financial and Retirement Security Will Be the Policy Issue of the Next Decade"