Addressing the retirement plan eligibility gap (women in retirement)

A majority of women’s employer do not offer defined contribution plans, and only about a third of single women own stocks in their DC plans. This article will offer financial advisors strategies for helping their female clients address this gap. What should women without employer-provided DC plans do to save for retirement, and how they grow that money without taking unacceptable risk? Are there ways they can still start up their own 401(k) or IRA? Are there any ways to receive an “employer match” or some kind of equivalent without actually getting it from their full-time employer? This story will be featured in a retirement-focused section of Nationwide’s ThinkAdvisor website called Retirement Wire: This round of stories for October and November will focus on women in retirement. Requirements: I’d like to speak to financial advisors who frequently work with women planning for retirement, and who can speak to the specific challenges and solutions relevant to female retirees.