Happy Friday, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week was all about retirement confidence, as the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) released the 27th edition of its Retirement Confidence Survey. The survey found individuals are not taking all the steps they can to prepare for a comfortable retirement. Another survey found having a written plan increases retirement confidence, while other surveys found African Americans and Latinos need help with debt before being financially secure and revealed why Americans aren’t saving more for retirement. In other benefits news, the House of Representatives failed to vote on new health care reform, and a look at the provisions of the bill and why there was no vote shows what lawmakers are seeking. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Just four in 10 workers report they and/or their spouse have ever tried to calculate how much money they will need to have saved to live comfortably in retirement, and fewer have taken other steps to prepare.Read more >
The U.S. House of Representatives did not vote on the new health bill as planned Thursday, but a look at why they didn’t and the provisions of the bill show what lawmakers are seeking—some of which would reduce costs and burdens for employers.Read more >
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