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A sizeable chunk of the U.S. working adult population has nothing saved for retirement and only Social Security to look forward to. Which is why several states, as well as the retirement industry, are working to bring retirement plans to employees whose employers can’t afford to offer them. To get some perspective on these initiatives, we turned to Ashvin Prakash, Director of Product Development at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings, who oversees the strategic roadmap for Ubiquity’s retirement solutions for small businesses across the country. With over 15 years of financial services experience, Prakash is responsible for identifying, designing and launching new products. Founded in 1999, the San Francisco-based company offers customizable, flat-fee retirement plans for small businesses.

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is the editor for the retirement industry audience and a digital managing editor at BenefitsPRO. She is currently considering pitches for unpublished contributed content related to the employer-sponsored retirement plan arena. A former technology editor, advertising copywriter, and academic advisor, Marwitz is the mother of three and walker/stick-thrower/treat-giver to a Welsh Corgi named Leeloo.

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