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Final Regulations

Protecting COLAs

New Rule Protects Cost-Of-Living Adjustments

The Treasury Department issued a final rule on August 12, 2005 overturning a court case that would have allowed plans to take away cost of living adjustments from pensioners if they had retired before the increase was adopted by the plan. 

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Documents for Divorce Proceedings

Regulation Assists Spouses in Obtaining Plan Documents

A final regulation issued by the Department of Labor will provide help to those going through divorce who are having difficulty getting plan documents from their spouse’s pension plan.

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Understanding the Difference

Plain-English Notices Required Before Certain Payouts 

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Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation issued final regulations clarifying the rules for administrative review process of the agency's decisions.

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Impact of Annuitization (May 3, 2010)

The Department of the Treasury and the Department of Labor issued a joint Request for Information (RFI) regarding the impact annuitization may have on workers participating in retirement plans.

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401(k) fee disclosure (July 24, 2007)

The Department of Labor submitted a Request for Information on the issue of 401(k) fee disclosure to plans and participants. The Pension Rights Center submitted comments.

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