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Comments to Department of Labor on proposed class exemption “Improving Advice for Workers and Retirees.” (August 6, 2020

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PRC submitted comments to the Department of Labor on proposed class exemption “Improving Advice for Workers and Retirees.” Read the full comments here. 

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PRC and National Women's Law Center comments on Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board rule allowing withdrawal from TSPs without spousal consent (May 18, 2020)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

The Pension Rights Center and the National Women's Law Center submitted comments to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board expressing concerns on an Interim Rule allowing federal retirees to withdraw their Thrift Savings Plan money without notarized spousal consent during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Comments to the US Treasury Department on the American Federation of Musicians & Employers Pension Fund's application to cut retiree benefits (March 2, 2020)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the U.S. Treasury Department on the American Federation of Musicians & Employers Pension Fund's application to cut retiree benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2016.

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

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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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Comments to the Department of Labor on Proposed Exemption Involving Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC

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On January 10, 2019 the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Office of Exempt Determinations (OED) concerning a proposed exemption to the prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA.

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Comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

On September 30th, 2018, the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.The letter includes three sections:

1) An explanation of how this emerging crisis developed and a critique of MPRA, which reversed the key promise of ERISA: that a plan cannot take away benefits that employees and retirees have already earned.

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Comments on 2017 Draft Instructions for Form 8955-SSA

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The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the draft Instructions for Form 8955-SSA.  The comments emphasized the importance of deferred vested statements to participants.

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Comments to U.S. Department of Labor on the Proposed Revision of Annual Information Reports (December 5, 2016)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on its proposed revisions to the Form 5500, the form retirement plans use to report data to the federal government. The Center's comments include recommendations that the Form 5500:

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Comments to the U.S. Treasury Department on the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund's application to cut retiree benefits (December 21, 2016)

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The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the U.S. Treasury Department on the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund's application to cut retiree benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2016.

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Comments to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on expansion of Missing Participants Program (November 21, 2016)

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The Pension Rights Center submitted comments in response to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's request for comments on the proposed expansion of its Missing Participants Program to include participants and beneficiaries in terminating defined

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