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Solutions Forum: Employee Perspectives on Emergency Savings Programs


Thursday, September 20th, 2018 

Washington, DC

11:00 am - 1:30 pm


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Many companies are considering employee financial wellness as part of their benefits and compensation strategy. Helping workers build emergency savings is one tactic that is gaining popularity. To shed light on what employees expect and prefer in a workplace emergency savings program, AARP will release data from a new national survey of the U.S. workforce. Join the AARP Public Policy Institute to learn about and discuss these consumer insights.

Leading behavioral economist Warren Cormier, CEO of Boston Research Technologies and Executive Director of DCIIA Retirement Research Center, will review findings from a new AARP national survey of consumers. An interactive discussion with providers and policy experts will follow. We will continue the conversation with a networking lunch for in-person attendees.

What: Solutions Forum on Employee Perspectives on Emergency Savings Programs

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm EST

Where: The Hatchery – AARP’s Innovation Lab, 575 7th St. NW, Washington, DC


·       Warren Cormier, CEO, Boston Research Technologies; Executive Director, DCIIA Retirement Research Center

·       Greta Engle, Vice President Employee Benefits, USI Insurance Services

·       Catherine Harvey, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

·       David John, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

·       David Newville, Director of Federal Policy, Prosperity Now

·       Will Sandbrook, Executive Director, NEST Insight




Welcome by Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP


Presentation of findings of AARP national survey


Panel response


Audience Q&A


Closing remarks


Networking Lunch/informal Q&A [Livestream concludes]