Merchants And MEPS – Improving Retirement Security

After months of economic heartache from the coronavirus, it is encouraging to learn of some good news about Americans’ retirement security. The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA) and affiliates recently announced they are introducing a multiple employer 401(k) retirement plan (MEP) for their members. As a result, more employees at Vermont retailers will soon … Continue reading “Merchants And MEPS – Improving Retirement Security”

Life Insurers, America: On The Move

Every four years, Americans come together in early November to determine our nation’s future. No matter whether we’re in the middle of a Civil War, a World War or a global pandemic. It’s guaranteed. America’s free and democratic elections are a source of inspiration worldwide. This year’s election was framed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading “Life Insurers, America: On The Move”

Rhode Island Moving to Protect its Citizens’ Financial Security

For many Americans, concerns about their retirement security have intensified in 2020 due to the economic disruption and market volatility triggered by COVID-19.  Their concerns can be lessened through financial security products offered by life insurers, including annuities. Annuities are the only financial product in the marketplace that can guarantee lifetime income.  Americans receive valuable information … Continue reading “Rhode Island Moving to Protect its Citizens’ Financial Security”

A Second Act for Retirement Security Policy

If the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was an engine empowering more people to save for retirement, then the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 (SSRA) is the rudder. The bill, introduced by House Ways and Means Chairman Richie Neal and Ranking Member Kevin Brady last week, will help steer … Continue reading “A Second Act for Retirement Security Policy”

Life Insurers Support Diverse and Inclusive Work Culture

COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of millions of workers across the nation. But women in the workplace have been impacted the most, primarily because they bear an unequal share of family caregiving responsibilities. With shuttered day care facilities and remote schooling, working mothers have faced staggering challenges to juggle their home and work responsibilities. It’s … Continue reading “Life Insurers Support Diverse and Inclusive Work Culture”

Life Insurers Support Common Sense Consumer Privacy Protections

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) has long advocated for common-sense, consumer-oriented policy proposals. Last week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center published a white paper that calls for a national data strategy, including the need for national privacy legislation. ACLI strongly supports the creation of an unequivocal federal pre-emptive privacy standard … Continue reading “Life Insurers Support Common Sense Consumer Privacy Protections”

How Can American Women Achieve Economic Security?

Achieving financial security is an uphill battle for many Americans. It can be especially daunting for American women. And the challenge has only gotten tougher due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Women hold two-thirds of the nation’s student loan debt.  They make less money than men in the workplace. And they bear a disproportionate share of … Continue reading “How Can American Women Achieve Economic Security?”