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By Anna Petrini

RetireesNCSL’s Legislative Summit offers a vital opportunity for state legislators and legislative staff to explore pressing issues, work together on solutions and learn from leading experts. Ahead of this year’s Summit, the NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Partnership will host a free, half-day meeting to explore retirement savings in the states.

Many Americans are not saving enough for a secure retirement. In recent years, some states have adopted state-sponsored retirement savings programs for private sector workers, and others are exploring alternative approaches to encourage workplace savings. Join state policymakers, along with experts from prominent financial institutions, research and advocacy organizations, as they explore ways to enhance retirement savings, protect consumers and employers, and make the most of existing market options.

The Retirement Security Symposium will take place on Monday, Aug. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCormick Place,  W181. It will feature research on demographics and behavioral economics, an exploration of private sector savings innovations as well as how state-run programs are being adopted an implemented. Other highlights will include a primer on ERISA, the federal law that governs many workplace savings plans, and a conversation about state spending in this area.

Register here to secure your spot at the NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Symposium. This special pre-conference event is made possible with the generous support of NCSL Foundation sponsors AARP, the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Retirement Association, the Insured Retirement Institute, The Pew Charitable Trusts, SIFMA, TIAA and Wells Fargo. 

Anna Petrini is a policy associate in NCSL’s State Services Division.

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