Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

1 in 2 private-sector workers do not participate in a retirement plan other than Social Security.

According to a Congressional Research Service analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, only 43.6 percent of private-sector workers ages 25 to 64 participated in a pension, 401(k) or other retirement plan in addition to Social Security in 2008. Employers are not required to have a retirement plan. In 2008, 53.2 percent of private-sector workers in this age group were offered a retirement plan at work. Participation in a traditional pension plan is automatic, but it is a matter of choice for employees in 401(k)-type plans.

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by Ed Mendel, Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA), April 04, 2012

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by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011