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Getting a divorce? Skip the roses for Valentine’s Day – and protect your pension

Valentine’s Day is for love.

Except when it isn’t.

What happens when love fades, the marriage crumbles, and you end up getting a divorce?

Well, one piece of important advice for the broken-hearted on this Valentine’s Day is to take care of yourself financially. This is particularly important when it comes to retirement benefits.

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Rescue of miners’ pensions gives hope to musicians, truck drivers and other retirees

Retirees around the country cheered when congressional leaders included the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 in a must pass end-of-the-year federal government spending bill signed by the President.
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The nation’s pensioners have lost a great champion

Sometimes our blogs are about pensions. Today it’s about something more personal.

Today we went to a memorial service for a Senate staffer who really mattered. 

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Comments to the Labor Department on the Effectiveness of ERISA Disclosures.

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Labor Department in response to a Request for Information on the Effectiveness of ERISA Disclosures. The Center suggested ways that required disclosures could be improved without eliminating crucial participant information. More...

Know The Rules Before You Roll Over Your Pension

The days of traditional pensions are coming to an end as companies continue turning to 401(k)s for employee retirement plans. Some members of today’s workforce, mostly Generation X and older, were lucky to be enrolled in blue-chip pension plans before they were no longer offered. However, new pension access has plummeted to 4% of the workforce.

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Cutter Family Finances - What To Do If Your Employer Freezes Your Pension

General Electric (GE) announced earlier this month it was freezing pensions for 20,000 employees in an attempt to reduce its $8 billion pension deficit, and it’s also freezing supplementary pension benefits for about 700 workers.

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My day at the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Intel Corp. Investment Policy Comm. v. Sulyma. PRC had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, and I was excited to get to be there in person.

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Justices Probe Meaning of 'Actual Knowledge' in Federal Pension Plan Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with whether receiving pension investment disclosures constitutes “actual knowledge” of a fiduciary breach even when many people don’t read the detailed disclosures required by federal law.

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Prospects for electronic delivery sparking enthusiasm for more

The plan sponsor and record-keeper communities are thrilled with a new Department of Labor proposal that would permit default electronic delivery of retirement plan disclosures and would like to see it expanded further.

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Comments to the Department of Labor on proposed rule for default electronic disclosure (November 22, 2019)

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Department of Labor on proposed rule RIN 1210-AB90: Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans under ERISA. Read the full comments here. 

 

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