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  • Press ReleaseMay 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 […]

  • Press ReleaseMay 8, 2024

    NIRS Submits Research Issue Brief to U.S. Senate with Policy Options for Boosting Private-Sector Pension Coverage

    National Institute on Retirement Security Submits Research Issue Brief to U.S. Senate HELP Committee with Policy Options for Boosting Private-Sector Pension Coverage Webinar Today at 2 PM ET to Review Research WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2024 – In response to a request for information issued by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) […]

  • Press ReleaseApril 29, 2024

    80 Percent of U.S. Women Say the Nation Faces a Retirement Crisis

    Eighty percent of working age American women believe that the U.S. faces a retirement crisis, and 78 percent say the typical worker just can’t save enough on their own to guarantee a secure retirement according to a new research infographic from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS). These findings are detailed in a new research infographic from NIRS, What Do Women Think About Retirement? The findings are based upon a national survey of working age Americans conducted by Greenwald Research.

  • Press ReleaseMarch 6, 2024

    Study Finds Changes to Rhode Island Public Employee Retirement Benefits Are Contributing to Employee Attrition

    National Institute on Retirement Security Finds Changes to Rhode Island Public Employee Retirement Benefits Are Contributing to Employee Attrition WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2024 – A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds shifting employees in the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) from defined benefit pensions in 2012 to […]

  • Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2024

    Americans Face Alarming Retirement Savings Shortfall, According to National Institute on Retirement Security Testimony Before U.S. Senate Committee

    Americans Face Alarming Retirement Savings Shortfall, According to National Institute on Retirement Security Testimony Before U.S. Senate Committee The Move Away From Pensions Is a Major Culprit in the Nation’s Retirement Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2024 – Most Americans will not have enough money for a financially secure retirement, and they are worried about […]

  • Press ReleaseFebruary 27, 2024

    83 Percent of Americans Believe All Workers Should Have a Pension

    83 Percent of Americans Believe All Workers Should Have a Pension, New National Institute on Retirement Security Report Finds Americans Want Action Now on Social Security, While 79 Percent Agree the Nation Faces a Retirement Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2024 – Americans are increasingly worried about retirement, and they see a return to pensions […]

  • Press ReleaseFebruary 22, 2024

    U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Retirement Policy Conference

    MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy to Deliver Keynote Remarks at the National Institute on Retirement Security Policy Conference 15th Annual Retirement Conference Scheduled for February 27th in Washington, D.C. February 22, 2024, Washington, D.C. – The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) will hold its 15th Annual Retirement Policy Conference on Tuesday, February 27, […]

  • Press ReleaseDecember 3, 2023

    New Report Examines Impacts of Switching Away from Defined Benefit Pension Plans

    A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security tracks the experience of five states that shifted new employees away from defined benefit (DB) pensions to defined contribution (DC) or cash balance plans. Among states that switched to a DC plan, costs rose, negative cash flow grew, and employee turnover increased.

  • Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2023

    New Analysis Finds Average Amount of Student Loan Debt held by Gen Xers Is $40,000

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New National Institute on Retirement Security Analysis Finds Average Amount of Student Loan Debt held by Gen Xers Is $40,000 Persistence of Student Loan Debt May be Hindering Generation X’s Retirement Savings  WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2023 – A new analysis from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds 13 percent […]