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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
New ideas for retirement

New ideas for retirement

Questions about the new MyRA and USA Retirement Funds proposal? Learn more.
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?
Lump sum or annuity?

Lump sum or annuity?

Many retirees are being asked to make a critical decision about their retirement security.Read the fact sheet.

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Speakers Tell Council DOL Guidance Needed To Boost Savers’ Lifetime Income Options

A combination of guidance and online tools from the DOL on lifetime income would help retirement plan participants make good decisions about their retirement funds and investments, a speaker told the ERISA Advisory Council.

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Burlington College Neglected Retirement Contributions

Burlington College neglected to make contributions to the retirement funds of staff members this summer. More...

Pension law, regulation pioneer Robert Nagle dead at 84

Robert Nagle, a long-time pension policymaker and regulator, died Saturday at his home in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Nagle, 84, had been battling cancer.

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A tribute to retirement security hero Bob Nagle

A tribute to retirement security hero Bob Nagle

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center pays tribute to a true retirement security hero, Robert E. Nagle, who died at his home at the age of 84 on Saturday, August 16, 2014. More...

Robert Nagle, an architect of ERISA, dies at 84

Robert E. Nagle, who as general counsel of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare was one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, died on Sunday in McLean, Va., following a battle with cancer. He was 84.

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Think you’re better off with a lump sum over a monthly pension? Think again.

Think you’re better off with a lump sum over a monthly pension? Think again.

NCR Corp. Lockheed Martin and packaging firm RockTenn are among the growing number of employers who in recent years have hit tens of thousands of their workers and retirees with an enticing offer: to accept lump sum payouts, often well into six figures, in lieu of monthly pension payments.

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The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It is Bad for Workers and Reti

The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It is Bad for Workers and Retirees

In their 2014 report on the finances of Social Security, the trustees of the system deleted key information on the replacement rates of Social Security. What’s the harm in that, right? More...

Which states are tackling retirement security, and how?

With federal legislation intended to increase retirement savings for workers not covered by a plan at their job stuck at the starting gate, the retirement policy vacuum is being filled in various ways across more than a dozen states.

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Pensions lost and (hopefully) found

Pensions lost and (hopefully) found

Imagine earning a pension after many years of hard work with a company. Then you leave your employer before retiring and without claiming your pension. When you reach retirement age, you expect to be able to start receiving that pension but you are unable to find the employer or the plan. Your pension plan is “lost”. More...

Church-plan status under increased scrutiny

A growing number of lawsuits and some key court rulings are making it harder for church-affiliated defined benefit plans to be exempt from federal pension rules.

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