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Final Regulations

Multi-Employer Plan Funding Notices

On January 11, 2006 the Department of Labor issued final regulations on new funding notices for multiemployer pension plans.


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. 


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.


Understanding the Difference

Plain-English Notices Required Before Certain Payouts 


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.


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.


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.