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Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1st join this celebration of generosity and consider giving a gift to WISER. With your donation, you will be part of the solution that helps women build financial security throughout their lives and achieve dignity in retirement. This upcoming year, WISER will celebrate its 20th anniversary. With your generosity, we can continue to work together to make financial peace of mind a reality for all women. Thanks for giving!


It`s that Time! Medicare Open Enrollment

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Medicare open enrollment season runs from October 15th through December 7th. This is a great time for both new and existing Medicare enrollees to review and compare their coverage options. Visit to learn more.

The Medicare Rights Center also operates a national telephone helpline in order to help callers understand Medicare benefits, find the right coverage, and understand how any existing coverage works with Medicare. Call the helpline at 1-800-333-4114, or visit

A New Way to Save with myRA

The myRA (my Retirement Account) has launched nationwide. The myRA is a government-backed retirement plan that provides a savings option for the tens of millions of U.S. workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings plan. MyRA accounts are open to anyone earning an annual salary of less than $131,000, or $193,000 if they are married and file taxes jointly. There is no minimum or fee to open an account. Payments can go into the plan automatically, either directly from a checking or savings account, or from an employer's payroll system, via direct deposit. Learn more at

Register for EBRI`s Policy Forum

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The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) will hold its 77th biannual policy forum on December 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. Three panels of experts will present on the following topics: What Moves the Retirement Readiness Needle During the Accumulation Period: Quantification of Risks and Evaluation of New Proposals; The Cadillac Tax and the Future of Employment-Based Health Benefits; and The Impact and Likelihood of Retirement Success on DC Participant Behavior. There is no fee to attend. Click here to register.

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