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Labor Dept. opens advice window

09/01/2008 | Pensions & Investments

Agency proposes allowing investment companies to offer participant guidance.


Pension ruling a partial win for both sides

08/21/2008 | Los Angeles Times

An appeals court says cash-balance plans are legal, but companies must give employees adequate warning before a conversion.


Planning for Retirement

08/21/2008 | New York Times

Letter to the editor from the Pension Rights Center, responding to an Aug. 15 editorial about 401(k) leakage.


IRS slams door on pension transfers

08/11/2008 | Business Insurance

An Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department ruling last week will stymie for now any effort by defined benefit pension plan sponsors to transfer their frozen plans to financial services firms, say observers.


Now Wall Street Wants Your Pension, Too

08/05/2008 | Businessweek

The folks who brought you the mortgage mess and the ensuing hedge fund blowups, busted buyouts, and credit market gridlock have another bold idea: buying up and running troubled corporate pension plans.


401(k) plans used to avoid foreclosure

08/04/2008 | Global Pensions

An amendment to legislation which would waiver the 10% early withdrawal penalty for US homeowners who use retirement savings to avoid foreclosure will still be pursued.


Labor, SEC Join to Streamline Retirement-Fund Protection

07/30/2008 | Washington Post

The Labor Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed yesterday to step up their cooperation in protecting $5.8 trillion in 401(k) plans and other retirement assets held by American workers, retirees and their families in employee benefit plans.


10 ways to spot 401(k) abuse

07/29/2008 | Bankrate.com

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration, or EBSA, the agency charged with enforcing 401(k) regulations, investigated more than 1,326 cases of 401(k) mismanagement or malfeasance, resulting in more than $51 million in restitution and penalties.


Fee-Disclosure Proposal Scrutinized

07/25/2008 | Human Resource Executive Online

Most observers were pleased with the proposed fee-disclosure regulation issued by the DOL, which could take effect for the 2009 plan year. It requires both quarterly and annual disclosures, as well as information on investment performance. Critics say the proposal does not go far enough.


Cracking Into Your Nest Egg Early

07/24/2008 | U.S. News & World Report

Most people who diligently tuck money into a 401(k) know that those dollars are intended for retirement. But many 401(k)'s have provisions that allow workers to take loans when necessary. And economically squeezed workers are increasingly raiding their retirement plans to make ends meet.