Publications

By publication type

By author

By issue area

    Infographic: Fixing the Retirement Savings Problem with a Small Business Marketplace

    Fact Sheet | February 26, 2015 | By Gary Burris

    Retirement plans for small businesses, non-profits and the self-employed are limited, costly and difficult to use. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Washington Small Business Retirement Market proposes a public-private partnership to open new markets to business and provide an affordable, flexible optio

    The Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace

    Fact Sheet | February 26, 2015 | By Gary Burris

    The Looming Retirement Crisis Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Washingtonians, especially those who work for small businesses. A recent state survey revealed that approximately 462,000 Washingtonians between ages 45-64 have less than $25,000 in savings.[1] The average monthly Social

    START – Save Toward A Retirement Today

    Report | January 27, 2014

    Retirement plans for small businesses and the self-employed are limited, costly and difficult to use. Which explains hwy 77% of small business employees (fewer than 100 workers) and 80% of very small business employees (fewer than 10 workers) have no way to save for retirement at work.1 When you don’t have go

    Rebuilding the Foundation

    Issue Brief | July 18, 2011 | By John Burbank, John Burbank

    A secure and dignified retirement is one of the hallmarks of America’s middle class. But its foundation – a combination of Social Security, pensions, and savings – is no longer secure. While Social Security is on solid financial footing for decades to come, private pensions have largely disappeared from the e

    Public Pensions in Washington State

    Report | May 15, 2011 | By John Burbank

    Pensions enable retirees to live out their older years in dignity. In the United States, an employer-provided retirement plan has long been considered an essential complement to Social Security and personal savings to ensure retirees have satisfactory incomes and certainty for household finances. However, pub

    Restoring Retirement Security: Supplemental Social Insurance for Washington

    Report | March 31, 2010 | By John Burbank

    Americans were once able to rely on a “three-legged stool” of Social Security, pensions, and savings to ensure a secure and dignified retirement. Today, that stool is broken. Yes, Social Security remains as a solid pedestal for our retirement. But pensions are shrinking or non-existent and workers are more ap

    Washington Retirement Security Accounts: Universal Access to Retirement Security

    Fact Sheet | January 25, 2010

    The Pension Problem Close to 70% of workers at small businesses have no employer-sponsored retirement plan. Complexity and cost prevent many workers and small businesses from starting plans. We’re living longer, yet retirement wealth has fallen for the majority of workers during the past two decades – even be

    Stronger Nests, Bigger Eggs – New public policy options to promote retirement income security

    Report | August 3, 2009 | By Gary Burris

    Without dramatic changes to our country’s private-sector pension and retirement saving system, most workers will not be able to save enough for a comfortable retirement. A significant change is needed to help businesses and workers increase retirement savings. We all have an interest in having workers approac

    Retirement Security Accounts

    Fact Sheet | May 18, 2009

    A better retirement system is critical for the economic security of Americans and for promoting small business competitiveness. Currently, half of all workers lack access to a retirement plan at their workplace. Small businesses face high administrative and cost hurdles that often prevent them from offering r

    Washington Voluntary Accounts: Universal Access to Retirement Security

    Report | February 15, 2009

    The Pension Problem • Half of all workers have no employer-sponsored retirement plan • Complexity and cost prevent many workers and small companies from starting plans • We’re living longer, yet retirement wealth has fallen for the majority of workers during the past two decades – even before the drop in the

Showing page of 2 Next