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Can retirement plans provide safe income?

Featuring Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

Running out of money in retirement is one of Americans’ greatest financial fears. Converting retirement saving balances into reliable income is one of the most complex financial decisions people must make. Most 401k and similar plans are not structured to provide lifetime income. Can retirement plans be reformed to provide safe income for the duration of retirees’ lives?

On Thursday, April 18, the Retirement Security Project at Brookings will host an event to explore ways to create lifetime income for people with 401k-type plans. Join Nobel laureate Richard Thaler and several other noted experts as they discuss new Brookings research.


Welcome and introduction


Lifetime income without annuities


Michael L. Davis

Head of Defined Contribution Plan Specialists - T. Rowe Price

Reducing key regulatory barriers to annuities in DC plans


Phyllis C. Borzi

Former Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security - U.S. Department of Labor


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