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Legislation

Proposals to change the nation’s pension, retirement savings plan, and Individual Retirement Account laws are continually before the U.S. Congress. Currently, a number of proposals affecting employees, retirees, and their families are under consideration. Others have passed Congress and have been signed into law. The bills and laws are often complicated, but when individuals take the time to understand them and make their views heard, it can make all the difference to their future retirement security.

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Legislation that has been proposed

Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act of 2021

The bipartisan Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act of 2021 (S. 1730), reintroduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) on May 20, 2021, will make it possible for countless former employees to find their old employers and claim their retirement benefits. 

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Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020

On October 27, 2020 House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 (H.R. 8696), a bipartisan bill with some important provisions for retirement plan participants.

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The Women’s Pension Protection Act of 2018

On September 12, 2018 Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Women’s Pension Protection Act of 2018 (WPPA), S.3436. A companion bill, H.R.

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Legislation that has been enacted into law

Summary of CARES Act provisions relating to retirement plans

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, Public Law 116-136) in response to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Act includes several items designed to ease employees’ access to their retirement funds and certain provisions allowing employers to delay contributions to their pension plans.

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Summary of the pension cutback provisions in Multiemployer Pension Reform Acf

Summary of the pension cutback provisions in the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014

In December 2014, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the 2015 Omnibus spending bill, which included provisions of the Mult

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The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program

The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program has been expanded to include more employers and employees and with an annual automatic increase in contributions. The expansion of the program (Public Act 102-0179) was approved by Governor Pritzker on July 30, 2021.

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