Retirement Security Accounts

Employee retirement plans are too complex and expensive. Endless options, hidden fees and excessive fine print put most plans out of reach for small business owners and their employees. EOI is working with representatives from credit unions, banks, and state/local government to set up a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manage retirement savings plan that will encourage retirement savings at work.

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Research and Publications

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Public Pensions in Washington State

Report | May 15, 2011

Pensions enable retirees to live out their older years in dignity. In the United States, a

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Restoring Retirement Security: Supplemental Social Insurance for Washington

Report | March 31, 2010

Americans were once able to rely on a “three-legged stool” of Social Security, pensions, a

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Latest Blog Posts

Art by Michael Osbun at the Seattle Times
Rep. Larry Springer: How the state can help small-business workers with a retirement plan

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 3, 2014

Nearly half of all workers don’t have access to have a retirement savings plan at work – a

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New bill would encourage early saving for retirement

Economic Opportunity Institute | February 3, 2014

Getting people to save for their future automatically is the goal of legislation that gets

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Retirement Security