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Which are the best countries in the world to grow old in?

03/03/2015 | The Guardian

Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their happiness


DOL Fiduciary Re-Proposal Fires Up Foes, Supporters, as They Brace for Battle

03/03/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

Opponents and supporters of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule began gearing up for battle as soon as President Barack Obama said that he was throwing his support behind it.


DC execs expecting big changes from Obama push on fiduciary standard

03/02/2015 | Pensions & Investments

With President Barack Obama now leading the charge, a multiyear battle to update a fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice has defined contribution plan executives and service providers bracing for big changes.


Can They Grab Your Pension?

03/01/2015 | AARP Bulletin

Clawbacks become more common as plans discover they overpaid recipients.


Groups Debate Effects of Plan Fee Litigation In Competing Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

02/24/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

The effect of plan fee litigation on workers’ retirement savings has sharply divided various industry groups, which filed competing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in an upcoming case involving Section 401(k) plan fees (Tibble v. Edison Int’l, U.S., No. 13-550, arguments scheduled 2/24/15).


Obama Attacks Advisors Selling Snake Oil, Lauds New DOL Fiduciary Rule

02/24/2015 | Forbes

Take two. President Barack Obama today called on the Department of Labor to move forward with a proposed rulemaking to require retirement advisers to put their clients’ best interest before their own profits. It’s a rewrite of the dropped 2010 rewrite of the 40-year-old fiduciary rule. (The 2010 rewrite was withdrawn in 2011 amidst industry furor.)


Justices Wrestle With Monitoring Duties Of 401(k) Fiduciaries During Oral Argument

02/24/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor Report

Whether 401(k) plan fiduciaries in monitoring investments must look for cheaper options was the question dividing justices and litigants when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument Feb. 24 in a case involving the time frame in which plan participants can challenge their plan's investment options.


Retirees Facing Severe Pension Cuts [VIDEO]

02/23/2015 | NBC4 (WCMH-TV)

Whit Wyatt of Washington Court House worked as a teamster truck driver for 33 years. Now Whit and his wife Barb have a comfortable retirement living on Whit's teamster pension and social security. But Wyatt is one of hundreds of thousands of union retirees who may soon see severe cuts to their monthly pension checks.


High-Court Spotlight Put on 401(k) Plans Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that could have broad implications for the way people save for retirement

02/23/2015 | Wall Street Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could have broad implications for the way millions of Americans save for retirement. The court will focus on a narrow issue concerning the statute of limitations in the case, called Tibble v. Edison International. More...

Supreme Court to hear 401(k) fee case

02/23/2015 | CNNMoney

Retirement savers may soon get a boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the country's highest court will hear arguments in a case that revolves around the investment fees paid by 401(k) plan participants.