News Releases

Medicare Part B Premiums for 2017 Announced

Posted on November 14, 2016

CMS announced increased premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries in 2017. IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford said the increases illustrate how rising health care costs will erode Americans’ retirement income.

IRI: Focus on Retirement Security Issues Post Election

Posted on November 9, 2016

IRI issued a statement reflecting on the national election and urging policymakers to support bipartisan solutions to enhance retirement security in the United States. IRI put forth a revised version of its 2016 retirement security policy agenda.

Media Advisory: IRI Capitol Hill Luncheon to Focus on Retirement Security Issues, Honor Policymakers

Posted on November 3, 2016

IRI will host a luncheon to honor the 2016 recipients of IRI’s Champion of Retirement Security awards. Following the awards presentation, IRI will convene a panel discussion on efforts to enhance retirement security in the United States.

Social Security Recipients to Receive Scant COLA in 2017

Posted on October 18, 2016

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford issued a statement after it was announced that Social Security recipients would receive only a 0.3 percent COLA in 2017. For the seventh time in eight years the COLA was less than 2 percent.

IRI Honored for Efforts Leading the National Retirement Planning Coalition

Posted on October 6, 2016

IRI was recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a 2016 recipient of the Power of A Silver Award. IRI was honored for its efforts leading the National Retirement Planning Coalition.

IRI Announces New Training to Navigate DOL Fiduciary Rule Compliance

Posted on September 28, 2016

announced its plans to unveil training platforms designed to help financial professionals and home office personnel comply with the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. IRI is partnering with RegEd, Inc. on this training initiative.

Robert DeChellis Elected Chairman of the IRI Board of Directors

Posted on September 28, 2016

IRI announced that Robert DeChellis, President and CEO of Allianz Life Financial Services, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the IRI Board. IRI also announced the election of Board members, officers and Executive Committee members.

IRI Honors Industry Leaders during VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016

IRI recognized Nick Lane, John Brown and Beth Maziad as the 2016 recipients of the IRI Leadership Award. The award honors leaders whose dedicated service and contributions to IRI have supported the organization in achieving its mission.

IRI Study: Lifetime Income Providing Financial Security for Retirees

Posted on September 26, 2016

Pensions are helping many retirees attain financial security, but replacing them will be a key issue for future retirees. IRI estimates 56 million Baby Boomers will not receive income from a pension and need significant savings to cover the gap.

IRI Encouraged by Senate Finance Committee’s Focus on Retirement Security

Posted on September 21, 2016

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford issued a statement commending Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden after the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted to advance the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act.