TCRS Annual Retirement Survey

The Transamerica Annual Retirement Survey is now in its 18th year. The survey comprises research among nationally representative samples of American workers and employers, and is designed to explore attitudes and behaviors regarding retirement security and benefits. It is one of the largest and longest-running of its kind and is conducted through an independent research firm. TCRS reports include in-depth segmentation and comparison analysis of workers based on company size, gender, generation, household income, education and race/ethnicity. Findings of employers are examined on company size. 

18th Annual Retirement Survey (2017)

17th Annual Retirement Survey (2016)

16th Annual Retirement Survey (2015)

The Current State of 401(k)s - The Employer Perspective

TCRS' new research among employers offers an overview of retirement plan sponsorship rates, comparisons by company size, and includes worker insights. Coincident with the release of the new report, on behalf of TCRS and Transamerica Institute, Catherine Collinson has been invited to share the findings and other research before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging’s hearing titled, “Closing the Gap: Innovations to Promote Americans’ Retirement Security.”

Savers Credit

Learn more about the Saver's Credit, an IRS tax credit for low- to moderate-income workers who save for retirement in a 401(k), 403(b), or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan; a traditional or Roth IRA; or a new myRA. TCRS research finds that only one in four who are potentially eligible are aware of the credit. 

Retirees Survey (2015)

15th Annual Retirement Survey (2014)

14th Annual Retirement Survey (2013)

Fourteen Facts About Women's Retirement Outlook

In celebration of International Women's Day, TCRS highlights 14 facts about women's retirement outlook and seven steps to help improve it.

Spotlight on Saver's Credit

TCRS released survey results to help increase public awareness of the Saver's Credit, an important tax credit for low- to middle-income workers who save through a qualified retirement plan such as a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA.

The Retirement Readiness Imperative: Overcoming the Challenges Faced by Small Companies

This report on small businesses, part of the 14th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey, examines retirement benefits offered by small companies (10-499 employees), assesses the retirement outlook of small-company workers, offers comparisons with large companies (500+ employees), and provides recommendations.

Congressional Testimony

Catherine Collinson was invited to testify to the results of “The Retirement Readiness Imperative: Overcoming the Challenges Faced by Small Companies” before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business at its hearing, “The Challenge of Retirement Savings for Small Employers.

13th Annual Retirement Survey (2012)

12th Annual Retirement Survey (2011)

11th Annual Retirement Survey (2009-2010)

10th Annual Retirement Survey (2008-2009)

Back-on-Track: Helping Pre-Retirees Improve Their Retirement Outlook

Educating Yourself Today for a More Secure Tomorrow

Congressional Testimony

On February 25, 2009, TCRS was invited to testify at a hearing entitled, "Drop in Retirement Savings: The Challenges Small Business Face Funding and Maintaining Retirement Plans in a Struggling Economy," conducted by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business.

9th Annual Retirement Survey (2007)

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