When a customer purchases a life insurance policy, the life insurer vows that it will honor its commitment to the policyholder and pay the beneficiary of the policy. That payment could happen next month. Or next year. Or even next century. It doesn’t matter. Just as they’ve done for more than 175 years, America’s life … Continue reading "Promises Kept for American Families, Economy"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Americans prefer to stay in their homes as they age. Research on the topic is clear. That’s not about to change as concerns mount over nursing homes with the spread of COVID-19. About 40 percent of coronavirus deaths are linked to nursing homes. This is a challenge for millions of Americans. By 2030, those … Continue reading "Helping Older Americans Stay In Their Own Homes"
The economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of Americans. It has also illuminated the strain on caregivers, especially women. Women have long shouldered an unequal burden of child-care responsibilities, and that trend has intensified during the pandemic. Women have also been disproportionately affected by job losses due to COVID-19, with mothers of … Continue reading "What Can Be Done For Caregivers’ Retirement Security During COVID-19?"