Research August 2019

Enduring Challenges: Examining the Experiences of States that Closed Pension Plans

A new series of case studies finds that states that shifted new employees from defined benefit pensions to defined contribution or cash balance plans experienced increased costs for taxpayers, without major improvements in funding. The research also indicates that the move away from pensions cuts employees’ retirement security and that employers may face increasing challenges […]

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Press Release August 7, 2019

New Case Studies Find Increased Taxpayer Costs When States Move Employees Out of Pension Plans

Alaska, Kentucky, Michigan & West Virginia Experiences Offer Cautionary Examples to Policymakers on Retirement Plan Design Changes Webinar on August 13th at 2 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2019 – A new series of case studies finds that states that shifted new employees from defined benefit pensions to defined contribution or cash balance plans […]

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In the News

NIRS Discusses Retirement Savings Shortfall

A guest on Nevada Week, NIRS Executive Director Dan Doonan discusses the massive retirement savings shortfall confronting working Americans. Watch the full episode at ow.ly/YUq550u9z5P 

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Letters

NIRS Rebuts Claims on Americans' Retirement Readiness

In response to a column that appeared in The Los Angeles Times, NIRS submitted a letter to the editor rebutting claims that Americans are sufficiently prepared for retirement.

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