The state of America's retirement plans

The global pandemic has touched almost every part of our lives, including retirement. Many employees are rethinking how they plan for — and fund — their golden years. And plan sponsors are faced with new rules, with more changes on the horizon.

We'll discuss the future of retirement, taking into consideration workforce trends, low interest rates, and an uncertain legislative environment.  


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In response to the pandemic, new legislation now gives employees access to their retirement savings and allows plan sponsors to push off retirement funding. What is the potential long-term impact of these changes and what can organizations do to strengthen their retirement programs and help employees and members prepare for a more secure future?

Our speakers will discuss: 

  • How the pandemic impacted the U.S. economy and life expectancy

  • The outlook for defined benefit plans and sponsors

  • Defined contribution plan changes and what employers should think about next

About our speakers

Scott KropfScott Kropf, FSA, CFA, EA, FCA, MAAA | Scott is a Principal and Growth Leader for Buck’s U.S Wealth Practice. He oversees growth efforts by championing new ideas and thinking to support Buck’s consultants and clients. Scott has also been consulting with clients on all aspects of their retirement programs for more than 30 years and is an advisor to Buck’s Office of the Chief Actuary.

buck.comwp-contentuploads201902Tonya_Manning_72-300x206Tonya Manning, FSA, EA, FCA, MAAA | Tonya is the Wealth Practice Leader and Chief Wealth Actuary for Buck. She manages the practice's operations, client services, and strategic direction. She also oversees the Office of Chief Actuary, which provides guidance and support to Buck's actuarial staff on consulting topics, technical issues, professional standards, and policies and procedures. Tonya is also a lecturer for Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Actuarial Science, where she developed and continues to teach their Pension course.

Pappa-2Sandy Pappa | Sandy is a Principal in Buck’s Wealth practice and specializes in defined contribution plans, helping clients align their retirement program with their overall workforce and business strategy. Her experience includes plan re-design and the implementation of new 401 (k) programs. Recently, she has focused her attention on retirement readiness studies, measuring employee savings behavior in DC plans and evaluating overall plan effectiveness.

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