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Karen Friedman appears on MSNBC

Karen Friedman appears on MSNBC

Karen Friedman discussed Detroit retirees and the magnitude of the retirement income crisis on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show.Watch the video.
New ideas for retirement

New ideas for retirement

Questions about the new MyRA and USA Retirement Funds proposal? Learn more.
Pension Counseling and Information Program

Pension Counseling and Information Program

Learn how the pension counseling projects help clients obtain their retirement benefits.Watch the video.
What is Recoupment?

What is Recoupment?

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

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Thought Secure, Pooled Pensions Teeter and Fall

Thought Secure, Pooled Pensions Teeter and Fall

The pensions of millions of Americans are being threatened because of trouble in a part of the retirement world long considered so safe that no one gave it a second thought.

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Federal judge: Saint Peter's pension case can proceed

A New Jersey federal district court judge recently ruled that the pension plan of city-based Saint Peter’s University Hospital is not a "church plan" exempt from the protections of federal pension law.

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Decision in Saint Peter’s “Church Plan” Case a Victory for Workers and Retirees; Lawsuit against Hospital Can Proceed

WASHINGTON – On Monday, a New Jersey federal district court judge ruled that a pension plan established by religiously-affiliated hospital is not a “church plan” exempt from the protections of federal pension law. The Honorable Michael A. More...

Courts question law leaving pensions unprotected

New rulings against Catholic hospital chains on both coasts have intensified a faceoff between religiously affiliated employers and workers who are alarmed by the companies' efforts to avoid insuring or funding their pensions.

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Challenges to 2 church plans move forward

On Monday, a U.S. District Court in New Jersey dismissed a motion by Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Brunswick, N.J., to stop a lawsuit by pension plan participants challenging a recent ruling by the IRS that it was a church plan exempt from ERISA. The IRS determination, wrote Judge Michael Shipp, "conflicts with the plain text of the statute and is therefore unreasonable."

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Corporate titans campaign to increase workers’ pay and pensions

Corporate titans campaign to increase workers’ pay and pensions

April 1, 2014 – Many of the country’s highest-paid CEOs have decided to give up their exorbitant compensation packages to pay their workers better wages and higher pensions. This announcement comes as part of the “Corporations are Really Good People Campaign.” 

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Company pension plans are healthier, but they're still dying

Company pension plans are healthier, but they're still dying

This should be good news: At a time when worry about the retirement security of American workers is rising, traditional pension plans finished 2013 in their best shape last year since the financial crisis of 2008. Yet that may only be setting the table for more corporations to stop offering them.

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Your retirement planning checklist

Your retirement planning checklist

Many who are planning their retirement need someplace to start — a list to begin their thinking. The information in this article is just such a list and includes links to relevant content to help in this planning.

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