New Pennsylvania study considers increased public assistance, decreased economic activity resulting from insufficient retirement savings. Insufficient retirement savings will cost the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania $14.3 billion in state ...On March 7, 2018 / By PERA on the Issues
Unsuccessful Shift to Costly 401(k) Accounts Led to Unprecedented Public Employee Turnover A new case study released by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), Retirement Reform Lessons: ...On February 21, 2018 / By PERA on the Issues
The news is full of stories about Americans failing to adequately save for retirement. (MarketWatch, Fortune, and CNBC offer a few recent examples.) And national research has confirmed ...On December 13, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
PERA members want their retirement system to be fair and equitable. So it was no surprise to PERA staff and the Board of Trustees when, in the first ...On November 15, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
New study finds defined benefit plans give educational employers an effective recruitment tool and ensure retirement security for teachers. Seems like a logical conclusion. So why are critics ...On November 1, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
Traditional pension-type retirement plans play a critical role in recruiting and retaining good teachers and save districts money, according to new research from the National Institute on Retirement ...On October 18, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
Earlier this year, Colorado PERA held telephone town halls and a series of meetings in communities across the state. The purpose of the meetings was to inform and ...On September 22, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
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