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Illinois Secure Choice retirement plan will help fill the retirement gap

Last week, the Illinois General Assembly joined the State Senate by passing the Secure Choice Retirement plan (SB 2758). If signed by out-going Governor Quinn, Illinois will be the second state in the nation to adopt and perhaps the first

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START offers hope in fight for retirement security

In the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers looked at how to help workers save and plan for retirement when they don’t have savings plans provided at work. Senator Mark Mullet (Issaquah) and Representative Larry Springer (Kirkland) proposed a new program called

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Rep. Larry Springer: How the state can help small-business workers with a retirement plan

Nearly half of all workers don’t have access to have a retirement savings plan at work – and that figure jumps to 80% of workers at businesses with fewer than 25 employees. This common sense proposal from Representative Springer, called

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New bill would encourage early saving for retirement

Getting people to save for their future automatically is the goal of legislation that gets a Senate committee hearing today in Olympia. Called “Save Toward a Retirement Today” or “STaRT,” the bill creates a basic, voluntary retirement savings plan that

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