WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) released the following statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford reflecting on yesterday’s national election and urging policymakers to support bipartisan solutions to enhance retirement security in the United States.
“On behalf of all our members, we offer our congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump and to those who will be representing the American people in both the House and Senate. Now that the campaigning is over, Americans will be looking to their elected leaders to tackle the issues affecting our nation. We know for many Americans, saving and preparing for retirement is one of their top financial concerns. Given increasing life spans and the decline of traditional pension plans, Americans today are more responsible for ensuring their financial security in retirement. With policymakers’ support, we can help them achieve their retirement goals. IRI has put forth a retirement security agenda that identifies bipartisan policy solutions to help Americans reach a financially secure and dignified retirement. This includes policies to help make retirement plans more widely available, encourage saving, and increase access to retirement planning advice and lifetime income strategies. We urge all policymakers to support these initiatives, and we look forward to working with our nation’s leaders to help enhance retirement security in the United States.”
Click here to access the IRI Retirement Security Policy Agenda 2016.
About the Insured Retirement Institute: The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is the leading association for the retirement income industry. IRI proudly leads a national consumer coalition of 40 organizations, and is the only association that represents the entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies. IRI members are the major insurers, asset managers, broker-dealers/distributors, and 150,000 financial professionals. As a not-for-profit organization, IRI provides an objective forum for communication and education, and advocates for the sustainable retirement solutions Americans need to help achieve a secure and dignified retirement. Learn more at www.irionline.org.