The House of Representatives could be voting on the Securing Strong Retirement Act in the coming week as lawmakers pushed for a vote.
The bill would oblige employers to enroll workers in 401 (k) plans at a 3% salary rate, going up to 10% incrementally per year.
“By expanding automatic enrollment in employer provided retirement plans, simplifying rules for small businesses and helping those near retirement save more for longer, this legislation will help increase Americans’ access to retirement funds and help families save for the future,” House majority leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., wrote in a press release last week.
Starting ages for required minimum contributions would rise from the current 72 years to 75 years by 2032.
“It has some provisions that are pretty favorable in terms of allowing individuals to save more for retirement,” told Lisa Featherngill, national director of wealth planning at Comerica Bank to CNBC. “And it has some provisions that are helpful for younger savers.”