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Retirement Experts, Advocates Urge Md. Delegates to Support HB 1318
Updated On: Mar 18, 2013
Mar. 18, 2013 | SOCIAL SAFETY NETS | Retirement policy experts and advocates urged members of the Maryland House Economics Matters Committee to move forward with a bill that would help prevent the poverty that threatens millions of Maryland workers as they retire. HB1318, sponsored by Del. Tom Hucker (D-Silver Spring), would create the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program for private sector workers who lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan…A public opinion research report released [recently] by the National Institute on Retirement Security found overwhelming support for expanding access to retirement savings through a plan similar to that proposed by Hucker. Read more at unions.org. Learn more about the legislation here.








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