Employers strongly are opposed to state-run retirement plans for private companies, such as those proposed in California and Massachusetts, according to a new report by the Retirement Advisor Council. 

Respondents cite concerns over the lack of transparency, customization, paticipant trust and adviser involvement as well as the chance of assets being siphoned for other purposes. Plan sponsors also may not be as worried as they should over the possibilty of federal roll-backs of maximum contributions to 401(k) plans formulated in Internal Revenue Code section 402(g), the report finds. While many respondents anticipate regular increases to help prepare participants for retirements, they would be surprised by rollback contribution limits.

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