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An end to conflicted investment advice?

An end to conflicted investment advice?

A proposed regulation takes steps toward protecting 401(k) and IRA investments.Read our statement.
New law allows cuts to retiree pensions

New law allows cuts to retiree pensions

A new law allows cuts to retiree pensions. Will you be affected?Read our summary
Karen Friedman discusses retiree pension cuts on C-SPAN

Karen Friedman discusses retiree pension cuts on C-SPAN

Karen Friedman takes Q&A about retiree pension benefit cuts on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.Watch now.
States get in on the action

States get in on the action

Illinois becomes the first state to offer automatic retirement savings plans to workers. Learn what other states are up to. Read the fact sheet

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Why Labor Department Gets a Say on IRA Advice

Individual retirement accounts are a creation of tax law, with rules spelled out by the Internal Revenue Service. Now the Labor Department, which oversees workplace retirement plans, is weighing in—proposing new rules for brokers and others giving advice about retirement savings.

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The likelihood that hundreds of thousands of union members nationwide won’t be receiving the full pension benefits promised to them is becoming clearer as federal regulatory agencies in Washington, D.C., move to implement new pension legislation quietly approved in the final weeks of 2014.

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Teamsters Mount Grassroots Campaign to Block Pension Cuts

Teamsters are up in arms over looming pension cuts that could slash the incomes of both current and future retirees—anyone under 80.

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Supporters and opponents of the Department of Labor's conflict-of-interest proposed regulation ramped up their campaigns soon after the Obama administration announced the rule's release.

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Glimmers of hope for victims of unfair pension takebacks

Glimmers of hope for victims of unfair pension takebacks

In a recent article, “Can They Grab Your Pension?”, AARP Bulletin highlights the problem of recoupment – when a pension plan overpays a retiree and then demands that the retiree pay back the ove More...

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EPCRS Changes Make Key Clarifications For Employers, Participants, Practitioners Say

Two recent Internal Revenue Service updates to its correction program, the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, ease some burdens on employers discovering costly errors in their plans, practitioners told Bloomberg BNA.

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Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Amer

Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of public interest groups, civil rights leaders, labor unions, professional organizations and others today commended the public release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to p More...

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