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This bill was drafted to address Americans’ difficulty in saving and investing for retirement.

Survey Results

The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act was designed to help Americans save for retirement. How does it help them save?

  • Repeals the maximum age for traditional IRA contributions, which is currently 70½
  • Increases the required minimum distribution (RMD) age for retirement accounts to 72 (from 70½)
  • Allows long-term, part-time workers to participate in 401(k) plans
  • Offers more options for lifetime income strategies
  • Permits parents to withdraw up to $5,000 from retirement accounts penalty-free within a year of birth or adoption for qualified expenses
  • Allows parents to withdraw up to $10,000 from 529 plans to repay student loans
  • Makes it easier for small businesses to offer 401(k) plans by providing tax credits and protections on collective Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs)
  • Revised the Tax Cut and Job Acts that raised taxes on benefits for family members of deceased veterans, as well as students, and some Native Americans
  • Automatic enrollment escalation allows new employees to be automatically enrolled in companies' qualified retirement plan and automatic annual escalation

SECURE Act Research

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