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With pension plan out of money, Diocese retirees worry

03/12/2018 | Minnesota Public Radio

Employees of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., had faith that their pension plan would help them retire.


Lay employees lament Diocese of La Crosse's decision to end their pension plan

03/10/2018 | Leader-Telegram

At age 70, George Fugina was hoping to retire for good this year.

After working for 31 years as head custodian for St. James the Greater Catholic Church and then picking up a part-time custodial job at the Eau Claire YMCA, Fugina was ready to take it easy and live off his pension, savings and Social Security.


The Government Wants to Help You Find Your Missing 401(k)

03/09/2018 | Bloomberg Businessweek

As Americans worry about being able to afford retirement, billions in unclaimed retirement funds sit neglected in lost or forgotten accounts.


Latest News Releases (View all)

Joint Statement Opposing “Composite” Pension Legislation


Joint Statement of AARP, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Musicians for Pension Security, the National United Committee to Protect Pensions, the National Retirees Legislative Network, the Pension Rights Center, the United Steelworkers, and the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Opposing Composite Pension


Senator Sherrod Brown and Congressman Richard Neal Introduce bills to save financially troubled multiemployer plans and protect retirees


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center released letters today strongly endorsing new multiemployer legislation introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA).  The “Butch Lewis Act of 2017” and its House companion bill “The Rehabilitation of Multiemployer Pensions Act”  provide an innovative way to avoid retiree benefit reductions by providing relief to


U.S. Supreme Court’s “church plan” decision leaves key issue undecided


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that pension plans with ties to religious organizations may not have to comply with federal pension law. Today’s ruling leaves it to lower courts to decide whether hundreds of thousands of people who thought they were guaranteed federal protections will receive the pensions they earned.


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

PRC letters in support of multiemployer legislation introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)


The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), expressing its support for the Butch Lewis Act of 2017. Read the letter here [PDF].


Comments on 2017 Draft Instructions for Form 8955-SSA


The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the draft Instructions for Form 8955-SSA.  The comments emphasized the importance of deferred vested statements to participants.