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A Look at Illinois' New Retirement Program

July 31, 2018

Jim and I were recently interviewed by the Daily Herald for their article on the state's new retirement program, Illinois Secure Choice. The plan will be mandatory for businesses that have operated for at least two years, have 25 or more employees, and don't offer a retirement plan (such as a 401k plan) to their employees. 

You can read the Daily Herald article here





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