November 21, 2018

By Edward A. Zelinsky

OUPblog - Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and both correctly agree on an important fact for national retirement policy: People live longer than they used to.

In his Executive Order on Strengthening Retirement Security in America, President Donald Trump instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to “examine the life expectancy and distribution tables” which govern mandatory retirement distributions. Under current law, a retiree must begin to receive her pension, IRA or 401(k) distributions no later than her “required beginning date.” 

Read Professor Zelinsky's article in OUPblog.