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The spectre of pension failures haunts this election

Read Karen Friedman's new opinion piece in The Hill.  Read here

Dividing retirement benefits at divorce

A helpful new guide for individuals who have questions about dividing retirement benefits at divorce. Read our blog to learn more.

As insurance companies take over pension plans, are your payments at risk?

New article from NBC News explains the risk transfer process and it's how it could affect retirees.  Read the article here
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Understanding Survivor Benefits in Private Retirement Plans

For married participants in retirement plans, a top concern is making sure that a spouse will receive their retirement benefits if they die. Luckily, most pension plans and many other retirement plans in the United States provide a survivor benefit to widowed spouses of retirement plan participants. More...

The spectre of pension failures haunts this election

It’s imperative that a new COVID-19 relief package — whenever it’s passed — shore up multiemployer pensions (retirement plans negotiated by a union with two or more employers), because if this piece of the retirement system is allowed to collapse, it would not only hurt current and future pensioners, it would deal an outsized blow to the employers who contribute to their plans, and to the econo More...

Few powering up with electronic disclosure

When the Department of Labor finalized a rule in May that permitted default electronic delivery of retirement plan disclosures, record keepers and plan sponsors welcomed the move by saying it will increase participant engagement and cut mailing costs.

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How to Find a Lost Pension Plan

Some people lose track of their pension plan from an old job. A company might merge with or be bought by another company and change its name, move to a new location in a different city or go out of business.

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How to Choose Between a Pension and Lump Sum Payout

In the midst of a COVID-19-induced sales slump, Honda recently offered early retirement to some of its U.S. workers 55 and older. 

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Retirement Savers Could Be Put At Risk By Proposed Rollover Rule, DOL Warned

Retirement savers could be put at risk by a proposed Department of Labor rule on workplace retirement plan rollovers and lump sum distributions, DOL was warned today.

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The Savings Game: Divorce and your spouse’s retirement plan

Virtually nothing about a divorce is uncomplicated. And that includes determining what share a divorcing person may claim of his or her spouse’s retirement accounts.

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Commentary: Retirement plan ‘disclosure’ rule may keep you in dark

A new Labor Department regulation has just gone into effect. As a result of this new rule millions of workers, retirees and widows will no longer automatically receive critical information about their pension and 401(k) plans.

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Treasury Department rejects application by musicians’ pension fund to cut benefits – saving retirees’ pensions. Now it’s up to Congress to act!

Musicians across the country are cheering the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision Tuesday to reject the application filed by the Trustees of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) to reduce their benefits. More...

Housing As A Solution For The Retirement Crisis

There is a retirement crisis in the United States. We know this. What we don't know is how to solve it. There are three pillars to retirement in the United States; your home, retirement/pension plans and social security. Independently, none of these are adequate for the average American.

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