Press Release

Karen Ferguson to Receive Honor from International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

For Immediate Release The Pension Rights Center is thrilled to announce that the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans will be giving its 2022 Public Service Award, posthumously, to Karen Ferguson, the Center’s beloved founder and former president, who died in December at age 80. The award will honor Karen for her lifetime of advocacy […]

Blogs & Newsletters

PRC receives major cy pres award

By Karen Friedman The Pension Rights Center is a national nonprofit consumer organization that relies on your support to continue the important work we do. And we appreciate every contribution that we receive – large and small. Today we are especially grateful to have been chosen to receive a special kind of donation called a […]

Comments & Letters

PRC, National Women’s Law Center, and WISER comments to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board on new TSP recordkeeping system

PRC, National Women’s Law Center, and WISER offered comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and the ways in which the Thrift Savings Plan’s new recordkeeping system will impact the rights of participants and beneficiaries. Read the full comments here.

Blogs & Newsletters

PRC News, April 28, 2022

PRC launches new website. We’re excited to announce that our website has a new look and a new design, featuring several new sections to showcase our work and key issues to help you find what you are looking for. Do you need assistance with your retirement benefit? Our Find Help page can help you locate […]

Blogs & Newsletters

Don’t Put Your Retirement Assets at Risk–Avoid Becoming a ‘Money Mule’

By David Brandolph Everyone needs to know about a type of financial scam that’s been exploding in frequency and could cause victims to lose their life savings, including their retirement nest egg. The scam uses “money mules” to hide or launder illegally obtained money. Money mules are people recruited by fraudsters to receive funds coming […]

PRC In the News
03/14/22|Money Talks News

The Average Retirement Income in 2022

How are you going to pay for retirement? How is everyone else doing it? What is the average retirement income for 2022? Has it changed a lot from past years as we emerge from the pandemic? Are you anywhere close to average?

Press Release

Consumer Groups and Others to Launch Retirement-Security-For-All Call for Action

For Immediate Release Tomorrow, February 17th, the consumer advocacy organization the Pension Rights Center and other like-minded groups will be celebrating PRC’s 46th anniversary. They will also be celebrating the birthday of the Center’s late founder, Karen Ferguson, who died in late December. On this special day, PRC will be joined by Social Security Works […]

Blogs & Newsletters

A Day of Celebration and Resolve for Realizing PRC’s Vision

By David Brandolph February 17th will be a day to celebrate where the Pension Rights Center has been and where it’s heading. Not only is it the PRC’s 46th anniversary, it’s also the birthday of the Center’s founder and hero, Karen Ferguson, who sadly died on December 23, 2021. While we miss Karen deeply, we […]

Press Release

Local 707 retirees in New York on road to getting benefits restored due to Butch Lewis Act and PBGC

For Immediate Release                   Contact: Karen Friedman, 202-296-3776 The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the federal agency that backstops failing pension plans, recently announced some great news— that it has, for the fourth time in less than one month, approved financial assistance under the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension […]

Blogs & Newsletters

Pension Rights Center Committed to Further Karen Ferguson’s Legacy

By David Brandolph The recent death of Karen Ferguson, the Pension Rights Center’s founder, president and revered leader for nearly 46 years, has been a painful blow not only to those of us who knew, admired and loved her, but also to the millions of current and future retirees and their families who benefited knowingly […]

Blogs & Newsletters

PRC Fact Sheet Answers Questions on Multiemployer Plan Rescue Law’s Implementation

By David Brandolph Last March 11 was a joyous day for the Pension Rights Center, multiemployer defined benefit plan members, plan retirees and their families. Thanks to a joint (and painstaking) seven-year effort to inform and convince Congress of the need to address the systemic threat posed by a pension plan insolvency calamity, President Joseph […]

PRC In the News
01/07/22|The Wall Street Journal

Nonprofit Leader Crusaded Quietly to Protect Pension Benefits

Karen Ferguson, who has died at age 80, built coalitions in Washington and took phone calls from people struggling to obtain promised payments