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  • Press ReleaseFebruary 14, 2019

    NIRS Names Executive Director

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON RETIREMENT SECURITY NAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Retirement Expert Dan Doonan to Lead Research and Education Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2019 – Dan Doonan has been selected to lead the National Institute on Retirement (NIRS), a non-profit, non-partisan retirement research organization located in Washington, D.C. Doonan will assume the role of executive director […]

  • Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2019

    NIRS Testifies Before House Ways and Means Committee on the U.S. Retirement Savings Shortfall

    National Institute on Retirement Security Testifies Before House Ways and Means Committee on the U.S. Retirement Savings Shortfall Bold Steps Needed to Rebuild Retirement Readiness WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2019 – Diane Oakley, executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security, will testify today before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee […]

  • Press ReleaseJanuary 10, 2019

    Pension Spending Supports 7.5 Million Jobs, 1.2 Trillion in Economic Output

    PENSION SPENDING SUPPORTS 7.5 MILLION JOBS, $1.2 TRILLION IN ECONOMIC OUTPUT ACROSS THE U.S. Real Estate, Food Services, Health Care, and Retail Sectors See Biggest Employment Impacts Webcast on January 10th at 2 PM ET to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2019 – A new report finds that economic gains attributable to defined benefit […]

  • Press ReleaseJanuary 8, 2019

    New Study Analyzes Teacher Pension Plans in Six States

    NEW STUDY ANALYZES TEACHER PENSION PLANS IN SIX STATES Data Reveal Pensions Have Important Retention Impact, Provide Substantially Greater Retirement Security than 401(k)-Style Accounts Webinar on January 17th at 2 PM  ET to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2019 – A new report finds that teacher pension plans play a critical role in retaining […]

  • Press ReleaseDecember 3, 2018

    Inequalities in Workplace Retirement Plan Access & Eligibility Drive Latinos’ Savings Gap

    NEW RESEARCH FINDS INEQUALITIES IN RETIREMENT PLAN ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LATINOS  Persistent Inequalities Driving Retirement Savings Gap   Latino Retirement Plan Participation Rate 22 Percentage Points Lower Than Whites; Only 21.6% of Latinos Have $1 or More Saved for Retirement Webinar on December 11th at 11 AM ET to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., December […]

  • Press ReleaseSeptember 17, 2018

    New Report Finds Nation’s Retirement Crisis Persists Despite Economic Recovery

    Median Retirement Account Balance is $0 Among All Working Age Individuals; 100 Million Americans Lack Any Retirement Account Assets  Retirement Savings Closely Correlated with Income and Wealth; Individuals with Retirement Accounts Have More Than Three Times Income of Those Without Accounts  Webinar on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 11 AM ET to Review Findings WASHINGTON, […]

  • Press ReleaseFebruary 27, 2018

    New Research Finds 95 Percent of Millennials Not Saving Adequately For Retirement

    Two-Thirds Have Nothing Saved; Retirement Problem Most Acute for Latino Millennials  Report Offers Seven Policy Recommendations to Help Millennials Improve Retirement Outlook Webinar on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1 PM ET to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2018 – A new report finds a deeply troubling retirement outlook for the Millennial generation. Most […]

  • Press ReleaseOctober 26, 2017

    Pensions Are Critical Tool For Recruiting, Retaining Teachers, Offer Best Path To Retirement

    Findings Debunk Inaccurate & Misleading Assertions about Teacher Pensions Webinar on Thursday, October 26th at 11:00 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017 –  A new report finds that defined benefit (DB) teacher pension plans work for both schools and teachers, and that there are important policy reasons to continue offering these retirement plans. The research […]