Empower Retirement, one year on

Edmund F. Murphy III, President, Empower Retirement

November 5, 2015

As Empower Retirement recognizes its first anniversary this week, there are a number of accomplishments and lessons learned we could discuss. Read more

Five policy fixes to help small employers with retirement plans

Edmund F. Murphy III, President, Empower Retirement

November 3, 2015

More than 55 million working Americans — roughly half of all workers ages 18 to 64 — do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Typically, these Americans work in the private sector for companies that employ fewer than 100 individuals. Read more

As markets go haywire, remember your retirement plan goals

Edmund F. Murphy III, President, Empower Retirement

August 24, 2015

Major U.S. market indexes are experiencing some of their worst losses in recent years. With each passing tick of the Dow and each frightening headline, the temptation rises for retirement savers to make emotional decisions based on short-term market movements. Read more

Peer comparison drives higher retirement savings rates

Edmund F. Murphy III, President, Empower Retirement

July 27, 2015

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that when it comes to keeping up with the Joneses, the world of retirement savings is not all that different. People have a desire to know how their efforts compare with the efforts of their peers. Showing participants this data can be a game changer when it comes to better preparing Americans for retirement. Read more

Expanding what works in a new era of retirement savings

Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Great-West Financial©

June 10, 2015

With the 2016 presidential campaign underway and tax reform under serious discussion on Capitol Hill, it’s time to take our national retirement system — and retirement savings — to the next level. Read more