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Senators’ De-Risking Letter Adds Weight To Growing Issue, Concerns, Observers Say

10/28/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

A recent letter sent by two Senate Democratic committee leaders asking several federal agencies to develop regulatory policy on de-risking pension plans adds some heft to the issue, but there are already some regulatory provisions in the law addressing their concerns, practitioners said.

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PBGC Proposal to Track De-Risking Plans Seen by Pension Rights Center as Good Step

09/30/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s recent request for comments on a proposal to require companies making pension risk-transfer offers to their employees to report such offers to the PBGC is aimed at helping the agency determine its future liabilities, but the information may also prove useful for the public, a spokeswoman for the Pension Rights Center told Bloomberg BNA.

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Retirement Plans For All? These States Say 'Yes'

09/19/2014 | Investopedia

The federal government has been looking to introduce legislation designed to help workers save for retirement if they aren't covered by an employer-provided pension plan or retirement savings plan. In the meantime, many states are taking up the charge.

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Broad-Based Coalition Pushes For Updates To Retirement-Plan Advice

09/18/2014 | Insurance News Net

A broad-based coalition of labor unions and consumer protection groups has reiterated its support for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to update, strengthen and clarify rules around advice provided to workers saving through retirement plans.

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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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Landmark ERISA pension reform law sees mixed results 40 years after implementation

08/31/2014 | Business Insurance

Forty years after President Gerald Ford signed the first comprehensive pension reform bill into law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act has produced successes and failures.

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Speakers Tell Council DOL Guidance Needed To Boost Savers’ Lifetime Income Options

08/26/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

A combination of guidance and online tools from the DOL on lifetime income would help retirement plan participants make good decisions about their retirement funds and investments, a speaker told the ERISA Advisory Council.

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Burlington College Neglected Retirement Contributions

08/26/2014 | Seven Days

Burlington College neglected to make contributions to the retirement funds of staff members this summer. More...

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