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Two States Consider De-Risking Legislation; Insurance Lawmaker Group Adopts Guidelines

03/24/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

As more companies offload their defined benefit pension obligations to insurance companies in multibillion-dollar transactions, legislators in some states are starting to take notice and to consider laws that are aimed at protecting retirees.

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6th Cir. Church Plan Case Against Ascension Remanded for Settlement Consideration

03/24/2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Pension & Benefits Reporter

The first church plan case to reach the federal appellate courts is being returned to the district court to consider a proposed settlement between the parties, according to an order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Overall v. Ascension Health, 6th Cir., No. 14-1735, 3/17/15).

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8 Questions To Ask Before Taking A Pension Lump Sum Offer

03/23/2015 | Forbes

When it comes to analyzing a lump sum pension offer, employees need more help. That’s the conclusion of a new Government Accountability Office report, Participants Need Better Information When Offered Lump Sums That Replace Their Lifetime Benefits.

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Significant pension cuts loom for retirees

03/22/2015 | Columbus Dispatch

Since Whitley Wyatt retired in 2000 after 33 years as a trucker, he’s collected a pension of $3,300 a month. Now, the 71-year-old says as much as $2,000 of his monthly check is at risk because of legislation passed by Congress last year that is meant to help underfunded multiemployer pension plans bolster their finances by giving them a way to cut benefits for some retirees.

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Obama puts weight behind push for fiduciary standard

03/09/2015 | 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Can They Grab Your Pension?

03/01/2015 | AARP Bulletin

Clawbacks become more common as plans discover they overpaid recipients.

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Got a pension? Act now to save it

02/25/2015 | MarketWatch

If you were among the 15.7 million private-sector workers with a traditional defined benefit pension plan in the U.S. in 2012, now might be good time to stop counting your blessings.

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