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Supreme Court rules on church plans

Supreme Court rules on church plans

The Supreme Court ruling leaves a key issue undecided. Read our press release.

Using Twitter to Contact Policymakers

Learn how to use Twitter to connect with members of Congress and other key policymakers on important retiree issues. Read the guide.
Are you facing retiree pension cuts?

Facing retiree pension cuts?

Has your pension plan applied to cut retiree pensions?  Here's what you can do.

Retirement plans and divorce: What you need to know

Getting divorced? Never heard of a QDRO?  Read the fact sheet to learn more.

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Federal Treasury Department approves potential Teamster pension cuts

The U.S. Treasury Department has approved a proposal for a 29 percent pension cut for members of a Teamsters unit based in upstate New York.

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Ready or not, here comes the conflict-of-interest rule!

The fiduciary rule, a new Department of Labor regulation that took partial effect on June 9, 2017, requires investment advisers to provide advice that is in the best interests of their clients. The implementation of this common-sense regulation, also known as the conflict-of-interest rule, is a big win for investors. More...

Another blow for heartland workers: Slashed pensions

February was a bad month for Larry Burruel and thousands of other retired Ohio iron workers. His monthly take-home pension was cut by more than half from $3,700 to $1,600.

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Treasury Department Gives Thumbs Up to Second Pension Rescue

A pension fund in Nashville is now the second plan covering unionized workers to receive Treasury Department approval to cut members’ benefits.

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Surprise! A lot of people are still in pension plans

Surprise! A lot of people are still in pension plans

The newest addition to our Statistics pages reveals what some may consider a surprising fact: Nearly one-third of private-sector workers participating in retirement plans are in pension plans.  

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UPS to freeze non-union pension plan

UPS plans to freeze pensions for non-union employees, joining a parade of U.S. corporations that have altered or dumped traditional retiree payout plans.

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When ESOPs work, they work well. But some say reforms are needed.

Employee-owned stock option plans, or ESOPs, are an important part of the American economic landscape. About 7,000 American businesses have ESOPs, and roughly one out of every 12 workers participate in some form of employee-ownership plan.

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Church Plan Decision Bolsters Credit Ratings, Despite Unresolved Issues

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of pension-law appeals by three religiously affiliated hospital systems was deemed a credit positive for such entities. However, further litigation is likely.

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Are you entitled to a pension you've left behind?

It's not every day you get good news from the IRS. But that's exactly what happened to Danny Jo Wright of Austin, Texas, when he applied for Social Security in 2013. In a letter from Social Security, the IRS informed him he was entitled to a pension from the drug company he had worked for years ago.

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Supreme Court Ruling Did Not Resolve Church Plan Challenges

Following oral arguments in March in three cases challenging health care organizations’ church plan status, the U.S. Supreme Court found plans maintained by principal-purpose organizations qualify as “church plans.” However, it did not rule that the hospitals in these cases were principal-purpose organizations. 

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