Retirement Security Posts

Solving the Retirement Crisis in West Virginia

  As thousands of West Virginians approach retirement age, workplace retirement plans, along with Social Security and personal savings, are of growing importance. A secure retirement allows retired workers to live independently, pay for healthcare, and continue to contribute to the state’s economy. Read PDF of the report. But in...

Stemming the Retirement Crisis: West Virginia Voluntary Retirement Accounts

On July 22, 2014, Sean O'Leary and Ted Boettner from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and Angela Vance from the WV-AARP presented the benefits of Voluntary Retirement Accounts (VERA) to the Our Children Our Future Policy Workshop in Clarksburg, WV. View the full presentation.Overview - The Retirement...

The State of Older Adults in West Virginia: Economic Security and the Over 65 Population

With seniors expected to make up nearly a quarter of West Virginia’s population by 2035, policymakers need to plan today to ensure seniors have a secure retirement, according to a new report by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living. The...

Mountain or Molehill? Putting OPEB in Perspective for West Virginia

The issue of retiree health care for public employees, or Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB), is likely to top the policy agenda for the 2011 West Virginia Legislative Session. By placing the OPEB issue in context, this paper aims to demonstrate that the liability is not a crisis, but rather...

Elders Living on the Edge: When Basic Needs Exceed Income in West Virginia

Rising financial challenges threaten the economic security of West Virginia elders with modest incomes and limited assets who wish to remain in their communities as they age.  Read | Also see The Elder Economic Security Standard Index for West Virginia

Closing the Retirement Gap: Voluntary Retirement Accounts Offer Solution for Small Investors

Recent research by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy examined a promising approach for reducing the retirement gap among workers in the Mountain State.  Read

Comments on Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts, SB 417

Millions of Americans and thousands of West Virginians are approaching retirement without the resources they need to make ends meet. Read

Setting Up a Universal Retirement System in West Virginia

West Virginia can help employees save for retirement and local businesses can cut red tape while improving benefits by sponsoring a system of voluntary retirement plans. Read

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