IRI Updates

IRI Study: Postponing Saving Has Big Price Tag

Posted on November 13, 2014

A new IRI study shows that putting off contributing to a retirement plan, even for a few years, could greatly reduce a worker’s retirement income. Postponing savings for 10 years may reduce retirement income by nearly a quarter, the study found.

IRI Honors Rep. Holt, Rep. Neal and Rep. Tiberi

Posted on November 13, 2014

IRI honored the 2014 recipients of the IRI Champions of Retirement Security Award during an event on Capitol Hill. The award recognizes policymakers who support and advance policies that enhance retirement security in the United States.

Longevity Annuities' Value Recognized in New Paper

Posted on November 6, 2014

IRI issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford highlighting a new paper by the Brookings Institution that explores longevity annuities and their role in helping consumers manage retirement risks including longevity risk.

IRI to Honor Members of Congress

Posted on October 27, 2014

IRI will host a panel discussion on retirement security issues and honor the 2014 recipients of IRI’s “Champion of Retirement Security” awards during a Capitol Hill event.

Treasury Issues Guidance, Supports Annuities in Plans

Posted on October 24, 2014

IRI issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford commending the Treasury Department after it issued new IRS guidance to support the expanded use of annuities in defined contribution plans.

Prudential's Bruce Ferris: Time to Reset Savings Culture

Posted on October 20, 2014

As National Save for Retirement Week begins, Prudential’s Bruce Ferris believes it’s time to reset our nation’s savings culture. He says vast progress is underway in the marketplace to make planning more understandable and savings more attainable.

LPL Financial President Robert Moore Named New Chairman of the IRI Board

Posted on October 1, 2014

IRI announced the election of Robert Moore, President of LPL Financial, as the new Chairman of the IRI Board. IRI also announced the election and re-election of Board members, as well as the election of officers and Executive Committee members.

IRI Report: Being Healthy Adds Up in the Long Run

Posted on September 30, 2014

New IRI research shows healthy retirees, as a result of longer lifespans, may pay more in cumulative retirement health costs than their less healthy peers. The report found these costs can be better managed with income annuities in a retirement strategy.

IRI Honors Inaugural Leadership Award Recipients

Posted on September 29, 2014

IRI recognized Will Fuller, President of Lincoln Financial Group Distribution, and Kerry Geurkink, Manager of Annuity Distribution Marketing for Securian Financial Group, as the inaugural recipients of the IRI Leadership Award.

IRI Recognizes Importance of Financial Advice

Posted on September 15, 2014

IRI issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford to recognize National Financial Advisor Week and the important part financial advisors have in preparing Americans for a financially secure retirement.

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