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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


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.


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.


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...

Pension law, regulation pioneer Robert Nagle dead at 84

08/19/2014 | Business Insurance

Robert Nagle, a long-time pension policymaker and regulator, died Saturday at his home in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Nagle, 84, had been battling cancer.


Robert Nagle, an architect of ERISA, dies at 84

08/18/2014 | Pensions & Investments

Robert E. Nagle, who as general counsel of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare was one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, died on Sunday in McLean, Va., following a battle with cancer. He was 84.


Think you’re better off with a lump sum over a monthly pension? Think again.

08/15/2014 | The Washington Post

NCR Corp. Lockheed Martin and packaging firm RockTenn are among the growing number of employers who in recent years have hit tens of thousands of their workers and retirees with an enticing offer: to accept lump sum payouts, often well into six figures, in lieu of monthly pension payments.


Which states are tackling retirement security, and how?

08/12/2014 | Investment News

With federal legislation intended to increase retirement savings for workers not covered by a plan at their job stuck at the starting gate, the retirement policy vacuum is being filled in various ways across more than a dozen states.


Church-plan status under increased scrutiny

08/04/2014 | Pensions & Investments

A growing number of lawsuits and some key court rulings are making it harder for church-affiliated defined benefit plans to be exempt from federal pension rules.


Church pension plan status rejected by U.S. District Court

07/23/2014 | Pensions & Investments

In one of five major class-action lawsuits challenging church-affiliated sponsors of defined benefit plans, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the pension plan of Dignity Health is covered by ERISA.