It’s a new year and people’s worries about retirement security remain high. Policymakers at all levels can help or hinder retirement security in 2019. Much of people’s concern over retirement stems from uncertainty about jobs at older ages since many people would like to work longer, either to remain productive or to supplement their small savings. Other worries center around savings, Social Security, high debt and rising health care costs.
Against this backdrop, policymakers can shape five economic trends in 2019: jobs, savings, Social Security, debt and health care. These policies will substantially help or hinder improvements in retirement security.This article was originally published in Forbes.