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ERISA Has Protected Participants, but Challenges Remain

09/09/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

Joe Lustig of Bloomberg BNA asked Karen Ferguson about the effect of the passage of ERISA in September 1974. Ferguson is director of the Pension Rights Center and a longserving member of the Benefits Practice Center Pension & Benefits Advisory Board.

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ERISA’s mid-life crisis

09/02/2014 | BenefitsPro

On its 40th birthday, plans sponsors and participants find plenty to be unhappy about.

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ERISA at 40

09/01/2014 | Pensions & Investments

The landmark legislation that promised security in retirement has fallen far short of its expectations

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Latest News Releases (View all)

A tribute to retirement security hero Bob Nagle

08/18/2014

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center pays tribute to a true retirement security hero, Robert E. Nagle, who died at his home at the age of 84 on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

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Connecticut Takes a Big Step Towards Retirement Security for Its Residents

05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center applauds the Connecticut General Assembly for passing legislation that lays the groundwork for a new state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers who do not have an employer-provided pension or retirement savings plan.&nbsp

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

04/08/2014

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

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Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Group letter to Congress in support of a strengthened and updated fiduciary rule (September 17, 2014)

09/17/2014

The Pension Rights Center, along with 43 other organizations, sent the letter below to every member of Congress, expressing support for updated and stronger rules to protect people with retirement plans and individual retirement accounts from conflict-ridden investment advice.

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PRC testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council on lifetime participation in retirement plans (August 21, 2014)

08/21/2014

PRC Senior Policy Adviser Norman Stein testified before the ERISA Advisory Council on the issues surrounding lifetime participation in retirement plans and the factors that affect whether participants stay in a plan or cash out. Read his testimony here. [PDF]

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PRC testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council on outsourcing retirement plan services (August 19, 2014)

08/19/2014

PRC Senior Policy Adviser Norman Stein testified before the ERISA Advisory Council on fiduciary issues related to the outsourcing of retirement plan services. Read his testimony here [PDF].

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