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Universal Voluntary Retirement Accounts

A Financially Secure Retirement

By Karen K. Harris & Michael Lezaja

Universal Voluntary Retirement Accounts (UVRAs) have been proposed as a way to provide retirement security for workers who would otherwise have no retirement security whatsoever. UVRAs are government-sponsored, defined contribution plans in which employees contribute to their own retirement through the workplace with or without employer contribution. Advocates must be ready to discuss the pros and cons of UVRAs, engage the skeptical, and form alliances in pushing for and implementing UVRA legislation.The Shriver Center hosted a webinar on UVRAs on December 14, 2009. To download a recording of the webinar, along with other relevant resources, please visit the webinar archive.

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