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Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act would cut retirement benefits

Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act would cut retirement benefits for former military spouses

Federal laws allow state family court judges to award a fair share of an employee’s retirement benefit to a former spouse at divorce.

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"Composite Bill" Legislative Summary

"Composite Bill" Legislative Summary

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions recently held a hearing on a “Discussion Draft to Modernize Multiemployer Pensions.”  The draft is commonly referred to as “the composite bill” even though it has not yet been introduced into Congress as a stand-alone piece of legislation.

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The Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act

Legislation introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D- MA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) is aimed at solving a problem that affects so many retirement plan participants and retirees today – the problem of lost retirement benefits. The Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act of 2016 (S.

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The Pension Accountability Act

In the last days of 2014, Congress passed the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) as part of a year-end budget compromise. As a result of MPRA’s enactment, for the first time in 40 years multiemployer pension plan trustees have been given the authority to cut already earned retiree pension benefits while a plan is still solvent.

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State-based retirement plans for the private sector

States around the country are looking into ways of using the efficiencies of public retirement systems to administer new types of pension plans for private-sector workers. Below are brief summaries of plans that have either passed or are being considered.

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Keep Our Pension Promises Act of 2015

The Keep Our Pension Promises Act of 2015 repeals the “benefit suspension” provisions of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) enacted at the end of the last Congress.

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Bill would automatically enroll employees in workplace IRAs

On August 5, 2010 Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) introduced the Automatic IRA Act of 2010 (S.

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Bill Would Require Plans to Disclose 401(k) Purchasing Power

On December 3, 2009 Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) introduced the Lifetime Income Disclosure Act (S. 2832) [PDF] into the Senate.

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Funding Relief for Traditional Pension Plans

On October 27, 2009 Representative Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH) introduced the Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act of 2009 (H.R. 3936) [PDF].

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