Research May 2024

Policy Ideas for Boosting Defined Benefit Pensions In The Private Sector

In response to a request for information issued by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the National Institute on Retirement Security has submitted a research issue brief with policy ideas to help expand defined benefit (DB) pension coverage for private-sector employees. The research brief, Policy Ideas for Boosting Defined Benefit Pensions […]

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Press Release May 14, 2024

New Research Finds Strong Support for State-Facilitated Retirement Programs for Workers Lacking Workplace Plans

New Research Finds Strong Support for State-Facilitated Retirement Programs for Workers Lacking Workplace Plans Webinar on May 16 With Review of Research and Update on State Programs WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2024 – A new national survey of working-age Americans from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds strong support for new state-facilitated retirement […]

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In the News

Defined Benefit Pensions Are Alive And Well.

In a Forbes column, NIRS Executive Director Dan Doonan writes that defined benefit pensions are a reliable source of retirement income and remain extremely popular among workers today. Despite claims of their demise, DB pension plans are alive and well, paying benefits to 25 million people, holding $11.8 trillion in plan assets, and more than […]

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Webinars

Retirement Dialogues Webinars

The National Institute on Retirement Security regularly hosts webinars on a wide variety of topics related to retirement security that feature leading experts. Recent topics include investing, Social Security and cybersecurity issues. Learn about upcoming webinars and watch previous webinars.

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