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Closing the Coverage Gap

7/31/2018 12 - 1 p.m.


Who Should Watch

LIMRA Members.

This is a LIMRA member benefit webinar. Registration is open to home/corporate office employees of LIMRA member companies. Membership will be verified upon registration.


Over the past three decades, defined contribution plans have revolutionized the way many Americans plan and save for a secure retirement.  Even as these plans continue to grow in both popularity and effectiveness, however, a vast swath of American workers—especially those who work for a small business—still do not have access to automated, workplace retirement savings.

For many industry observers, this coverage gap constitutes one of biggest challenges—and opportunities—facing the financial services industry.  While there remains ample room for skepticism, there is also reason for cautious optimism.  For example, congressional leaders of both parties have found common cause in positive retirement reform legislation, numerous states continue to move forward with state-sponsored retirement initiatives, and plan providers across the financial services industry appear poised to strike a much-needed balance and synthesis between human-delivered and technology-delivered services.

Obviously, we can't tackle all aspects of this evolution in a single webcast.  What we can do, however, is spotlight specific areas of impending change and begin to explore how these changes might inform the evolution of our respective firm's retirement products, services and strategy.

Join us for a live, interactive discussion on July 31, 2018 during which we will focus two major industry developments that have the potential to significantly impact the trajectory of our industry: the recently introduced Retirement Enhancements and Savings Act of 2018 (RESA) and the growing array of state-sponsored retirement plans.


Deb Dupont
Assistant Vice President, Workplace Retirement Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Deb Dupont

Assistant Vice President, Workplace Retirement Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Deb Dupont is responsible for LIMRA’s institutional (retirement plans) retirement research program. She conducts and supervises research, benchmark reporting, and study groups focused on the issues and trends faced by constituents of the defined contribution industry. She also provides guidance and thought leadership in helping LIMRA's member firms better understand the opportunities available for improving delivery of institutional retirement solutions.

Prior to joining LIMRA in 2014, Deb was the Director of ING's Retirement Research Institute (the Institute), where she created, managed, and published a research platform that included work focusing on multi-cultural, generational, and gender-based analyses of retirement behaviors, and also published insights and analyses of ING's own cross-defined contribution (i.e., across employment sectors) participant base. Deb's work has been recognized for effectiveness and quality by some of the most prestigious awards in the financial services and communications industries, including the Insurance and Financial Communicators' Association and the International Association of Business Communicators. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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Debbie Boone

Senior Administrative Coordinator


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