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Colorado's political, business and community leaders should encourage employers to use automatic enrollment for 401(k) pension plans. We should also educate workers about the value of participating in these plans and of increasing contributions over time to meet retirement needs. Automatic enrollment is allowed under federal law, and pension reform legislation passed by Congress in August provides additional incentives to do so.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary outlining the problems with the country's main mechanisms for saving for retirement - Social Security, company pensions and personal savings accounts - and proposing some solutions to improve the system.
This bill proposes to create a [name of State] retirement savings program to promote expanded pension and retirement security for the citizens of [name of State] and assist them to achieve economic independence by making it easier for working families to save and for smaller employers to sponsor plans for their employees.
The legislature should create Colorado Voluntary Pension Accounts to provide access to retirement plans for all Coloradans. These plans would reduce the cost and complexity of offering pension plans for small employers and would be portable, allowing workers to contribute to same account for each job they hold in Colorado.