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Amicus Briefs Filed in Church Plan Appeal, Organizations Debate Use of Exemption

11/25/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

The first challenge to the exemption of a religiously affiliated health-care organization’s pension plan from federal regulation to reach the federal appellate courts has drawn the attention of a nonprofit consumer organization, two religious organizations and a nonprofit law firm dedicated to free expression of religion, all of which have filed amicus briefs with the U.S. More...

Multiemployer Program Posts Record Deficit, Single-Employer Shortfall Shrinks, PBGC Says

11/25/2014 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

The deficit of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s multiemployer plan program rocketed to an all-time high in fiscal year 2014 of $42.4 billion—more than five times its previous high in 2013— the agency said in its annual report.


1 Million American Pension Plans Could Be Insolvent In 10 Years

11/19/2014 | NPR

The federal agency that regulates the nation's pension system issued a stark warning this week about some retirement plans.


The Most Important Symbol for Investors Is 'DOL'

11/11/2014 | Huffington Post

Many investors are glued the financial news, tracking the latest reports about interest rates, earnings reports and stock movements. They believe this kind of intense focus will help them maximize returns. They couldn't be more wrong. More...

Benefit clawbacks: Only way to avoid a pension cliff?

11/11/2014 | BenefitsPro

The reduction and even suspension of pension benefits isn’t something anyone wants. However, a growing number of financially troubled multiemployer benefit plan managers may find it to be an inescapable eventuality.


Pension crisis looms

11/10/2014 | Politico

First we had the fiscal cliff, then the highway cliff. Now get ready for the pension cliff.


What to consider when your company offers a pension buyout

11/08/2014 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The old rock of retirement income — the pension — is increasingly fading from the American economic landscape.


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.


Decision time for Boeing pension-buyout offer

10/24/2014 | Seattle Times

Former Boeing employees who have not yet retired have until Oct. 31 to tell the company whether they want a lump-sum check in December or a monthly annuity payment that begins the same month, or reject both options.


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.