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The Pension Rights Center (PRC) Provides Free Legal Assistance to Singles & Couples Who Have Earned Retirement Benefits

08/22/2019 | DatingAdvice.com

The Short Version: Retirees face many unknowns, but their monthly incomes shouldn’t be one of them. Since 1976, the Pension Rights Center has developed useful resources to ensure Americans know what to expect when they’re ready to retire. More...

Central States pension fund continues to bleed as Congress debates aid

07/30/2019 | The Columbus Dispatch

The finances of the Central States Pension Fund continue to deteriorate as Congress debates whether it should shore up the fund and other struggling multi-employer pension funds.


Saving America's Pension Plans Is A Rare Chance for Bipartisan Accomplishment

07/24/2019 | Newsweek

Recent studies have made news highlighting how few Americans have adequate retirement savings or pensions. But there's an additional problem bedeviling retirement: even those who have good pensions could lose them. Scores of financially troubled pension plans are at risk of collapse, which could lead to substantial benefit cuts for up to 1.5 million Americans. More...

U.S. House Passes Pension Bailout as Democrats Eye Union-Heavy States for 2020

07/24/2019 | Bloomberg

The U.S. House on Wednesday night passed legislation to bolster failing pension funds, an issue that Democrats are hoping will help win over voters in the Midwest’s union-heavy states for the 2020 presidential election.


Cuts in Multiemployer Pension Plans Hurt Older Americans

07/12/2019 | AARP

For 30 years, Mary Fry's husband, Virgil, worked in construction. The pension he earned — $3,568 per month — was guaranteed to continue for Mary if he died first. More...

Elliot freezing pension plan for 600+ workers

06/29/2019 | New Hampshire Union Leader

Elliot Health System is freezing the pensions of more than 600 employees at year’s end in a move that will save several million dollars a year.

“It’s not like we’re taking a pension benefit away and opening up an ice cream stand,” health system President Greg Baxter said in an interview.


Opinion: Want a pension in retirement? Here’s how to create one

06/18/2019 | MarketWatch

Remember the good old days, when workers retired with a gold watch and a pension? They’re long gone, of course.


America’s retirement accounts are growing, but not fast enough

06/12/2019 | CNBC

America’s retirement accounts are growing, but not fast enough.

Vanguard has released its annual How America Saves 2019 report. It’s a snapshot of the state of retirement in America that focuses on defined benefit accounts, which are mostly in the form of 401(k)s.


New tactics being deployed in challenging church plans

05/27/2019 | Pensions & Investments

Participants in pension plans exempt from federal regulation due to their church plan status are forging ahead with legal and legislative challenges and some new tactics, despite a 2017 Supreme Court decision that did not go their way.


Baseball’s pension rules changed after legally blind pitcher in Orlando last played in 1971. Now he needs help

05/09/2019 | Orlando Sentinel

As a baseball game filled the television screen below it, a portrait of Bill Denehy in better days hung on the wall.