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Questions about multiemployer plans?

Questions about multiemployer plans?

These plans have been in the news a lot lately. Read our fact sheet to learn more.Read the fact sheet
Enforcement of ERISA Rights and Responsibilities

Enforcement of ERISA Rights and Responsibilities

A recent conference brought together advocates on all sides of the law to find common ground.Learn about the conference.
States get in on the action

States get in on the action

Read summaries of activities in the states to sponsor retirement plans for private-sector workers. Read the fact sheet
What is Recoupment?

What is Recoupment?

Read our fact sheet to learn what can happen when a pension plan mistakenly overpays a retiree.What is recoupment?

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1 Million American Pension Plans Could Be Insolvent In 10 Years

The federal agency that regulates the nation's pension system issued a stark warning this week about some retirement plans.

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Benefit clawbacks: Only way to avoid a pension cliff?

The reduction and even suspension of pension benefits isn’t something anyone wants. However, a growing number of financially troubled multiemployer benefit plan managers may find it to be an inescapable eventuality.

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Pension crisis looms

First we had the fiscal cliff, then the highway cliff. Now get ready for the pension cliff.

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What to consider when your company offers a pension buyout

The old rock of retirement income — the pension — is increasingly fading from the American economic landscape.

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Senators’ De-Risking Letter Adds Weight To Growing Issue, Concerns, Observers Say

A recent letter sent by two Senate Democratic committee leaders asking several federal agencies to develop regulatory policy on de-risking pension plans adds some heft to the issue, but there are already some regulatory provisions in the law addressing their concerns, practitioners said.

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Decision time for Boeing pension-buyout offer

Former Boeing employees who have not yet retired have until Oct. 31 to tell the company whether they want a lump-sum check in December or a monthly annuity payment that begins the same month, or reject both options.

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Companies that have transferred pensions to insurance companies

Below is a list of employers that have transferred their pension obligations for certain retirees and former employees to insurance companies by purchasing annuities.

(Note: this is not a comprehensive list. These are only the changes that we are aware of, based on corporate press releases, news reports, and other sources.)

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PBGC Proposal to Track De-Risking Plans Seen by Pension Rights Center as Good Step

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s recent request for comments on a proposal to require companies making pension risk-transfer offers to their employees to report such offers to the PBGC is aimed at helping the agency determine its future liabilities, but the information may also prove useful for the public, a spokeswoman for the Pension Rights Center told Bloomberg BNA.

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