In recent months, our attention has been drawn to some deservingpublic policy initiatives that would dramatically expand access toworkplace retirement savings accounts andaddress the “access gap” encountered by millions of Americanworkers who are presently offered no such option.

The access gap is very real.

According to an analysis of the U.S. Census Survey of Incomeand Program Participation, The Pew Charitable Trusts estimates that36.2% of American workers do not have access to either a definedbenefit or defined contribution plan sponsored by theiremployers.

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