Recorded October 7, 2015
Recent developments have raised many issues about the role of the states in boosting retirement plan coverage and retirement adequacy. State-run retirement systems are, in aggregate, well short of the funding they need to finance promised benefits. Many workers are not covered in any retirement plan.
On October 7, 2015 the Retirement Security Project at Brookings hosted an event to discuss these and related issues. Presenters examined options for structuring state-sponsored retirement savings plans for small businesses and revisited the question of whether state and local government workers should be covered by Social Security. Following each presentation, discussants added their thoughts and took questions from the moderator and the audience.
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