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Here you will find articles, blog posts, press releases, newsletters and more. You can read the most recent information below, and you can also search for materials on specific retirement topics by using the filters in the yellow boxes on the left.

Comments & Letters
02/16/24

SOR Coalition Opposes Appropriations Riders to Proposed Retirement Security Rule

The Save Our Retirement Coalition issued a letter voicing our opposition to appropriations riders that would prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, or enforce the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed Retirement Security Rule.

Blogs & Newsletters
01/30/24

Our 2024 Resolutions Reflect our Commitment to Retirement Security for All

By Karen Friedman The New Year is always a great time to take stock and resolve to do better.   I’m already making headway on my personal goals of hitting the gym, eating healthier (mostly), and generally getting in better shape.   Our resolutions at the Pension Rights Center, however, are a bit more ambitious.   We’re working […]

Comments & Letters
01/05/24

PRC Stands With Coalition To Urge DOL To Finalize Fiduciary Rule

The Pension Rights Center, alongside a group of over forty organizations and individuals, expressed strong support for the DOL’s Retirement Security Proposal, which would strengthen protections for retirees and workers who seek professional investment advice.  

Comments & Letters
01/04/24

PRC Advocates for Conflict-Free Investment Advice

The PRC expressed strong support in written comments for a proposed DOL rule that would ensure that investment professionals who give retirement-related financial advice do so in the best interests of workers and retirees. Read our full comments here.  

Press Release
12/15/23

Save Our Retirement Coalition Applauds DOL’S Public Hearing On Proposed Rule To Protect Workers’ Retirement Savings

The Pension Rights Center joins our fellow Save Our Retirement coalition members in applauding the DOL’s recent public hearing on a proposed rule to protect consumers from conflicts of interest when seeking professional investment advice while planning for retirement.

Speeches & Statements
11/07/23

Speech by Karen Friedman at the ARA Retiree Security Symposium

Karen Friedman, Executive Director of the PRC, gave a speech to attendees at the 2023 ARA Retiree Security Symposium in Washington, D.C. on October 17th. You can read her comments here.

Blogs & Newsletters
10/04/23

PRC Voices Concerns on Effect of Plan Information Electronic Recordkeeping

By David Brandolph The U.S. Labor Department should address the challenges and risks faced by employee benefit plan members due to the electronic and digital recordkeeping of their plan information, the Pension Rights Center told the ERISA Advisory Council during recent testimony. Pension Rights Center Senior Policy Counsel and Acting Legal Director Norman P. Stein, joined by […]

Comments & Letters
10/04/23

Senior Policy Counsel Norman Stein Testifies Before the ERISA Advisory Council

Norman Stein, PRC’s Senior Policy Counsel, and Anna-Marie Tabor, a visiting law professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Law and the former director of the Pension Action Center, testified before the Council about the risks posed by electronic recordkeeping and recommended stronger consumer protections including the creation of an electronic shoebox of relevant […]

Press Release
09/20/23

PRC Urges Protections for Electronic Recordkeeping of Pension Information

Electronic recordkeeping of employee benefits plan information can aid plan administration efficiency and reduce costs for employers, but also poses increased difficulties and risks for plan members that the U.S. Labor Department must address, the Pension Rights Center will tell the ERISA Advisory Council during testimony the morning of September 20.   Pension Rights Center Acting […]

Blogs & Newsletters
01/18/23

PRC applauds passage of priority consumer protections in new retirement law

By Karen Friedman The Pension Rights Center (PRC) applauds the recent inclusion of several key consumer provisions in the Setting Every Community up for Retirement Enhancement Act (better known as SECURE 2.0), a retirement legislative package that was passed as part of the Omnibus spending legislation, which President Biden signed into law on December 29th.  […]

PRC In the News
07/26/22

The truckers’ triumph: The incredible story of how a scrappy group of blue-collar retirees rescued their pensions

‘I had to get this fight done no matter what’: It took retired trucker Mike Walden nine years, but reinstated benefits recently started flowing to multiemployer pension participants across America.

Comments & Letters
05/28/21

Comments to the IRS on the 2021-2022 Priority Guidance Plan

PRC submitted comments to the IRS on the agency’s guidance agenda for the coming year.

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