What We Do

The American Retiree Education Foundation (AREF), is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit, tax-deductible organization established in 2014 to focus on advocating for policy reforms to strengthen retirement security. AREF provides in-depth analysis and practical reform proposals, as well as simplified educational material for retirees, older workers, the press, public and policymakers.

What We Don’t Do

As a tax-deductible educational nonprofit, AREF is not allowed to lobby members of Congress, their staffs or Congressional committees for passage of legislation or regulations. The NRLN does lobbying! AREF’s policy research, reform proposals and efforts to inform and build a consensus among retiree advocacy organizations and policymakers is critical to progress on retirement income security and healthcare.