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As Pension Recoupment Grows, Advocates For Pensioners Offer Advice to Agencies

05/19/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

Pension plans have been ratcheting up demands that retirees reimburse them for benefit overpayments, and a lack of government guidance has pushed those efforts even further, advocates for pensioners told Bloomberg BNA.


As Church Plan Debate Hits Next Level, 3rd Cir. Receives Competing Amicus Briefs

05/19/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

More than two years into a litigation effort challenging the way large hospitals run their pension plans, all eyes are on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which recently received a flood of amicus briefs arguing both sides of the debate.


Supreme Court decision should help lower 401(k) fees

05/18/2015 | San Francisco Chronicle

In a decision that should put further downward pressure on 401(k) fees, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the trustees in charge of such plans have an ongoing duty to monitor plan investments.


Latest News Releases (View all)

Supreme Court Decision in Tibble a Victory for 401(k) Participants


WASHINGTON – On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of employees in Tibble v. Edison International, a class-action lawsuit filed by participants in the power company’s 401(k) plan.


Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings


Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of public interest groups, civil rights leaders, labor unions, professional organizations and others today commended the public release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to p


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Save Our Retirement group letter to DOL Secretary Perez, telling him not to extend fiduciary comment period (May 8, 2015)


On May 8, the organizations that make up the Save Our Retirement coalition sent a letter to Labor Secretary Tom Perez, urging him not to give in to industry demands that the comment period for the proposed fiduciary regulations be extended.


Speech by Karen Friedman at Gettysburg College on "Re-Defined Benefits: The Past, Present, and Future of Defined Benefit Pensions in the United States" (April 23, 2015)


Karen Friedman participated in a Finance Symposium, hosted by the Economics Department at Gettysburg College. The topic for the symposium was "Re-Defined Benefits: The Past, Present, and Future of Defined Benefit Pensions in the United States." Below are her remarks. You can watch the entire symposium on the Economics Department's Facebook page.