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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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Dancing through retirement

Dancing through retirement

I was struck by a recent Wall Street Journal article about a new craze overtaking China: retirees all across the country are “getting down,” having dance parties in parks, courtyards, and other public spaces in order to have fun and stay in shape.

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Taking Charge: You can get help unraveling your pension benefits

The New England Pension Assistance Project is featured in this column, in which a reader asks for advice on getting information on his or her retirement plans.

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Heinz 'derisks' pension plan

Food company wants obligation off of its books

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IRS Rollover Guidance Eases Process, Improves Benefit Portability, Analysts Say

IRS Rollover Guidance Eases Process, Improves Benefit Portability, Analysts Say

When changing employers, individuals and their new retirement plan administrators have faced a time-consuming administrative process in proving the tax status of a plan rollover. And instead of dealing with the hurdles to validate a rollover, many individuals would transfer savings into individual retirement accounts or cash out the balance.

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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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