Nonprofit and Government Groups Launch Campaign for a Secure Retirement

America Saves, ASEC, and WISER join the Social Security Administration to promote retirement savings and my Social Security accounts

Washington, DC – Last week, Social Security along with America Saves, the American Savings Education Council, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement launched the “Campaign for a Secure Retirement: Helping Millions of Americans Plan and Save for Retirement.” The campaign is a joint national educational retirement campaign to encourage retirement planning and saving and promote the online Social Security Statement, available through my Social Security, as an important retirement planning tool.

“The joint campaign spans from America Saves Week, the last week of February, to my Social Security week in July,” said Nancy Register, director of America Saves.

Each month the campaign will focus on a different theme, such as women in March, financial literacy in April, older Americans and small businesses in May, low-to-moderate income households in June, and National my Social Security Week in July. Organizations can join the effort and help the public understand the importance of saving for retirement by signing up at http://bit.ly/1MqN1hX. Campaign supporters will receive periodic updates and promotional materials that they can use to encourage friends, colleagues, employees, and members that it’s never too early, or too late, to begin planning and saving for retirement.

“This Campaign is a great opportunity to continue the conversation around savings and planning for retirement,” said Cindy Hounsell, President of WISER. “We want people of all ages, and especially women who rely greatly on Social Security as they age, to take action every day towards securing their financial future.”

“Survey data are clear. When people set a retirement goal, they are considerably more confident that they will achieve a secure retirement,” explains Dallas Salisbury, President and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute. “An important part of setting a retirement income goal is understanding the role Social Security plays. My Social Security accounts give people this information quickly and easily.”

America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at americasaves.org.

The American Savings Education Council (ASEC) is a national coalition of private- and public-sector institutions committed to making saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans. ASEC is a program of the Employee Benefit Research Institute Education and Research Fund. Learn more at www.choosetosave.org/asec

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is a nonprofit organization that helps women, educators, and policymakers understand the long-term impact of women’s longevity and find workable solutions. Learn more at www.wiserwomen.org.