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Taking Charge: You can get help unraveling your pension benefits

04/21/2014 | Providence Journal

The New England Pension Assistance Project is featured in this column, in which a reader asks for advice on getting information on his or her retirement plans.


Heinz 'derisks' pension plan

04/19/2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Food company wants obligation off of its books


IRS Rollover Guidance Eases Process, Improves Benefit Portability, Analysts Say

04/15/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

When changing employers, individuals and their new retirement plan administrators have faced a time-consuming administrative process in proving the tax status of a plan rollover. And instead of dealing with the hurdles to validate a rollover, many individuals would transfer savings into individual retirement accounts or cash out the balance.


Latest News Releases (View all)

New Law Set to Protect Pensioners in Some Religiously-Affiliated Nonprofits


WASHINGTON – On April 7, President Obama signed the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act into law. (P.L. 113-97).


Decision in Saint Peter’s “Church Plan” Case a Victory for Workers and Retirees; Lawsuit against Hospital Can Proceed


WASHINGTON – On Monday, a New Jersey federal district court judge ruled that a pension plan established by religiously-affiliated hospital is not a “church plan” exempt from the protections of federal pension law. The Honorable Michael A.


Pension Rights Center Applauds Senator Harkin’s New Retirement Proposal


WASHINGTON – Today the Pension Rights Center applauded Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, for introducing the USA Retirement Funds


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Testimony of the Pension Rights Center in support of S.B. 249, an Act Promoting Retirement Savings before the Committee on Labor and Public Employees of the Connecticut General Assembly


On March 11, 2014, Karen Friedman testified in support of S.B. 249, An Act Promoting Retirement Savings, a proposal that would use the efficiences of the Connecticut state retirement system to administer a new retirement savings plan intended for low-income private-sector workers who are not covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan.


PRC comments to OMB on terminating pension plans (January 21, 2014)


The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget, supporting the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s request that terminating single employer plans be required to include sample copies of the required notices that they sent to participants.


PRC comments to the IRS on the Form 8955-SSA (January 21, 2014)


The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the IRS, supporting its request to continue collecting information on Form 8955-SSA.