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Workers and Retirees Lose Pensions - and Take Action!

On New Year's Eve, current and retired employees of Augsburg Fortress, the publishing arm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, learned that their traditional defined benefit pension plan would be terminated and that they could lose a substantial portion of their benefits as a result of the termination. 

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When is a participant not a participant?

As I was reading the most recent edition of the Private Pension Plan Bulletin Abstract of 2007 Form 5500 Annual Reports [PDF], published by the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration, I noticed something rather odd in one of the footnotes. 

In case you missed it

Here's some of the latest news from the world of pensions:

In case you missed it

Here's some of the latest news from the world of pensions:

In case you missed it

Here's some of the latest news from the world of pensions:

On this day...

On this day in 1981, the final regulations for 401(k) plans were issued. What better day than today to look back at what we've written on 401(k) plans? Here's our top 10 list:

Happy International Day of Older Persons!

Did you know today is the International Day of Older Persons?  We don't want today to go by without pointing out two shocking facts that were highlighted recently by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Pensions at a Glance 2009: Retirement-Income Systems in OECD Countries. 

Poverty and older Americans: A look behind the numbers

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau contains information that may come as a surprise: Of the age groups surveyed (ages 18 and under, ages 18-64 and individuals age 65 and older), it was the group of Americans age 65 and older who have the lowest rate of poverty at 9.7 percent.

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