Last year's Pension Protection Act went a along way toward potentially boosting the number of Americans saving for retirement, but if employers want their workers to truly be prepared, they've got to get aggressive, according to a brief published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute of Washington.

The report discounts the concept that the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans has actually shifted the responsibility of preparing for retirement from the employer to the worker. In fact, with automatic enrollment, the role of the plan sponsor is as critical as ever.

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