ERISA at 40: What Were They Thinking?

Event description: Enacted in 1974, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act was the result of a decade-long quest to safeguard the retirement savings of American workers. Opposed by business interests and most labor unions, hobbled by turf wars in Congress and the Executive Branch, ERISA overcame long odds, bringing sweeping regulatory changes for employee benefit plans. […]


19th Annual Funniest Celebrity Contest

Date: September 25, 2013 Event description: The Pension Rights Center is honored to be one of the beneficiaries of the 19th annual Funniest Celebrity Contest. For more information and to buy tickets online, visit 19th Annual Funniest Celebrity Contest The Pension Rights Center is delighted to be a beneficiary of the 19th Annual Funniest Celebrity Contest  – D.C.’s most […]


Protecting Retirement Savings: The Case for Modernizing Advice

Event description: The Pension Rights Center, along with  AARP, the AFL-CIO, Americans for Financial Reform, and others held a briefing for congressional staff on the important role fiduciary duty standards play in protecting the interests of American investors and the urgent need for the SEC and DOL to update these rules. Watch video of the briefing.


Webinar: Finding Lost Pension Plans

Event description: The Pension Rights Center held a webinar on tips and tricks for tracking down a lost pension or retirement savings plan. Participants in this webinar learned about the problem of lost pension plans and the resources available to find these plans. This webinar was offered free of charge for legal service providers and advocates. […]


Webinar: How Financial Security Impacts Nonprofit Career Decisions

Event description: Karen Friedman joined economists and experts from TIAA-CREF and Independent Sector as they discussed the results of a study titled, Financial Security and Careers in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector, and how a perceived and real lack of financial security can undermine a nonprofit’s ability to attract, retain, and develop the most talented individuals and […]


Reception Honoring the Pension Counseling and Information Program: 20 Years of Success

Event description: The Pension Rights Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Pension Counseling and Information Program at a reception in Washington, D.C. See photos and learn more.


Retirement Security for All: A Forum for State Action

Event description: On September 14, 2012, the Pension Rights Center, the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) at the New School, and Dēmos hosted a forum in New York City on expanding pension plan coverage at the state level. The forum brought together state officials with experts from a variety of organizations to discuss proposals for state-administered retirement […]


Re-Imagining Pensions: Using Innovative Pension Plan Design to Reduce Risk and Increase Retirement Income

Event description: America’s private retirement system has shifted from a world in which employers bore most of the significant risks of retirement to a world in which individuals bear these risks largely on their own.  This conference explored whether employers and individuals might be better off in a middle ground between these two extremes — in […]


Retirement Heist: Overlooked Causes of the Retirement Crisis

Event description: The decline in employer-sponsored pension and retiree health plans is a troubling trend that has eroded the retirement security of millions of Americans. Stock market losses and low interest rates have weakened pension funding, and employers say that this — combined with retiree longevity, rising costs and the need to compete globally –  is forcing […]


Pension Rights Center Gala Event: A Celebration of Superheroes

Event description:  On March 30, 2011, the Pension Rights Center held a gala event to celebrate its 35th anniversary. The Center recognized the work of many indivudials by awarding the Robert M. Ball – Lisle C. Carter Superhero Awards and the Helen Quirini Activist Awards, and launched the Michael S. Gordon Fellows Program. More information.