The number of years used to calculate benefits should not be increased beyond the 35 years designated in current law.
Policymakers should retain wage indexing of both the Average Indexed Monthly Earnings and the thresholds used in the formula for the Primary Insurance Amount.
Policymakers must maintain adequate funding rules for defined-benefit pension plans.
Employers should be required to keep plan participants informed adequately and in a timely manner about the state of plan funding.
The Department of Labor must stringently enforce fiduciary rules to ensure that pensions are handled prudently and in the best interest of plan participants and beneficiarie
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Minimum distribution requirements for retirement savings should periodically be examined to reflect changes in life expectancy and income needs at older ages while ensuring the collection of deferr
Congress should improve the current Government Pension Offset calculation by utilizing more detailed earnings data available to the Social Security Administration for both spouses’ covered and unco
Policymakers should change or eliminate the Social Security earnings limit only if the Social Security trust funds can be maintained.