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California Dreaming: The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act, Edward A. Zelinsky Jan 2013

California Dreaming: The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act, Edward A. Zelinsky

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Half of American workers are not covered by employer-sponsored retirement arrangements. The recently passed California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act seeks to solve this problem by mandating retirement savings arrangements for California employers, coupled with a public investment vehicle for investing these private retirement savings. The Act is important because of California’s size and status as a trendsetter for other states.

This Article is the first to examine the important legal questions the Act raises under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. Contrary to the drafters’ intent, the savings accounts authorized under the Act do not qualify as individual …