The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) hosted the iOme Challenge at a June 25th forum, “Expanding Savings & Retirement Opportunities: Federal and State Solutions for the Generations”.
The forum featured the iOme Challenge 2015 winning college team from Northeastern University. This year’s question asked college students to challenge status quo thinking about the current state of retirement and propose viable policy recommendations. Student teams were asked to develop research-based indicators and a system for ranking the 50 states on how well they are prepared to handle the retirement of the millennial generation in 2040.
Keynote speakers included Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging & Administrator of the HHS Administration for Community Living; Assistant Secretary of Labor (EBSA), Phyllis Borzi and Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Retirement and Health Policy), U.S. Department of the Treasury. A panel of administration and congressional staff leaders also discussed current legislative proposals.