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02/27/15|AARP Bulletin

Can They Grab Your Pension?

Clawbacks become more common as plans discover they overpaid recipients.

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Got a pension? Act now to save it

If you were among the 15.7 million private-sector workers with a traditional defined benefit pension plan in the U.S. in 2012, now might be good time to stop counting your blessings.

Blogs & Newsletters

President Obama calls for new consumer protections

At a briefing hosted by AARP yesterday, I had the privilege of watching President Obama announce his support for a proposed rule to put a brake on conflicts of interest in investment advice for retirement accounts. The event set the stage for the release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule to the Office […]

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02/24/15|Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

Groups Debate Effects of Plan Fee Litigation In Competing Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

The effect of plan fee litigation on workers’ retirement savings has sharply divided various industry groups, which filed competing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in an upcoming case involving Section 401(k) plan fees (Tibble v. Edison Int’l, U.S., No. 13-550, arguments scheduled 2/24/15).

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Obama Attacks Advisors Selling Snake Oil, Lauds New DOL Fiduciary Rule

Take two. President Barack Obama today called on the Department of Labor to move forward with a proposed rulemaking to require retirement advisers to put their clients’ best interest before their own profits. It’s a rewrite of the dropped 2010 rewrite of the 40-year-old fiduciary rule. (The 2010 rewrite was withdrawn in 2011 amidst industry […]

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02/24/15|Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor Report

Justices Wrestle With Monitoring Duties Of 401(k) Fiduciaries During Oral Argument

Whether 401(k) plan fiduciaries in monitoring investments must look for cheaper options was the question dividing justices and litigants when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument Feb. 24 in a case involving the time frame in which plan participants can challenge their plan’s investment options.

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02/23/15|NBC4 (WCMH-TV)

Retirees Facing Severe Pension Cuts [VIDEO]

Whit Wyatt of Washington Court House worked as a teamster truck driver for 33 years. Now Whit and his wife Barb have a comfortable retirement living on Whit’s teamster pension and social security. But Wyatt is one of hundreds of thousands of union retirees who may soon see severe cuts to their monthly pension checks.

Press Release

Pension Rights Center Applauds Labor Department’s Release of Proposed Rule on Conflicted Investment Advice to OMB

Washington – In a long-awaited move towards protecting millions of workers and retirees by stopping conflicted financial advice in retirement savings plans, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today sent a proposed fiduciary regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which now has up to 90 days to review the rule. If approved […]

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02/23/15|Wall Street Journal

High-Court Spotlight Put on 401(k) Plans Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that could have broad implications for the way people save for retirement

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could have broad implications for the way millions of Americans save for retirement. The court will focus on a narrow issue concerning the statute of limitations in the case, called Tibble v. Edison International. A ruling against Edison could trigger a […]

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02/23/15|Pensions & Investments

State private retirement programs get help from president

Private-sector retirement solutions programs at the state level are getting a boost from the White House.

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Supreme Court to hear 401(k) fee case

Retirement savers may soon get a boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the country’s highest court will hear arguments in a case that revolves around the investment fees paid by 401(k) plan participants.

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02/22/15|Boston Globe

Persistent UMass center helps retirees track down pensions

Such persistence is the hallmark of the Pension Action Center, a nonprofit that for more than 20 years has helped people find and claim the benefits due them. Since its founding in 1994, the center has helped recover more than $50 million owed to 7,500 retirees.