ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation ensuring retirement plan options for private sector employees. The legislation requires private sector employers who do not provide a retirement plan to automatically enroll employees in New York State’s Secure Choice Savings Plan.
“Part of ensuring that New Yorkers are financially stable is guaranteeing they have a reliable retirement plan,” said Hochul. “This legislation allows all workers to have a sense of relief and security when it comes to retirement.”
Hochul said New York State’s Secure Choice Savings Plan promotes retirement saving in a convenient, low cost, and portable manner. Employees are able to opt-out of the program at any time.
Established in 2015, the Secure Choice Savings plan is a retirement savings program in the form of an automatic enrollment payroll deduction IRA. The Department of Taxation and Finance will oversee the development and implementation of the program.