11:30 a.m. Check in/Welcome
11:40 a.m. Lunch
12:50 - 2:00 p.m. Presentation
“Under” Covered – The Coverage Gap, Efforts & Opportunities to Close It
Even modest income workers are 12-15 times more likely to save for retirement when they have a plan at work than on their own. But a surprising number of full-time workers lack that option – and in recent years, there has been a variety of initiatives, both at the state and federal level to do something about it. We’ll look at the current status of these programs, their efficacy in actually closing the coverage gap – and the emerging implications and opportunities for private sector retirement plan professionals.
Speaker: Nevin E. Adams, JD | Chief Content Officer, American Retirement Association
Nevin Adams is Chief Content Officer and Head of Retirement Research for the American Retirement Association, where he is responsible for the media business of the association, including the development and deployment of all association media (e.g., websites, newsletters, print and digital publications), including stewardship of social media accounts and media relations for its sister organizations, ASPPA, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), the American Society of Enrolled Actuaries (EASA), the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), and the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA). He is also a trustee of the non-partisan Employee Benefits Research Institute.
Previously he was the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s Director of Education and External Relations, Co-Director of EBRI’s Center for Research on Retirement Income and Director of the American Savings Education Council, and prior to that spent a dozen years as Global Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR magazine and PLANSPONSOR.com, as well as PLANADVISER and PLANSPONSOR Europe magazines. He was the originator, creator, writer and publisher of PLANSPONSOR.com’s NewsDash. He began his retirement services career at Northern Trust in Chicago, where he later served in a variety of management roles, culminating in the development of a proprietary recordkeeping platform, and at Wachovia Bank, leading their defined contribution/recordkeeping businesses.
He has been honored three times by the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) with their Media Recognition Award (in 2002, 2004 and 2013), and has regularly been noted as one of the Most Influential People in Defined Contribution by the 401kWire. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and after a number of years working with retirement plans, also received his JD from DePaul University.
This program has been approved for 1 ASPPA /NAPA/NTSA and 1 ERPA CE credit.