State Initiatives Transforming the Retirement Savings Landscape

With the start of the 2017 legislative sessions, states are continuing to lead the effort to expand the accessibility of retirement savings options for private sector workers. This year, several states, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey – are launching the implementation of their new laws passed in 2016, Illinois continues its program implementation work, and two states – Washington and Oregon –are currently scheduled to open their programs for enrollment in 2017.

Since 2012, 40 states have take action to implement, study or consider legislation to establish state-facilitated retirement savings programs.

Source: Georgetown University's Center for Retirement Initiatives

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Comparison of Retirement Plan Design Features, by State: CA, IL, OR, MD, CT, MA, WA, and NJ. Updated with new CA law.

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