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New rules proposed for 401(k)s

12/13/2007 | Marketplace

About 50 million of us contribute to 401(k)s. But returns can vary widely, in part because of the fees we pay to plan administrators. Today the Labor Department proposed some new rules.


Ideas for 401(k) Have-Nots

12/02/2007 | Washington Post

There are ideas percolating that would make it easier for those who don't have access to retirement savings plans to put aside money. The Conversation on Coverage, a PRC initiative, is mentioned.


Can you sue if your 401(k) nest egg is mishandled

11/26/2007 | Christian Science Monitor

The US Supreme Court on Monday hears a case that will determine if individuals have redress under federal law if their savings plan is mismanaged.


Retirement-Fund Case at Top U.S. Court May Bolster Right to Sue

11/26/2007 | Bloomberg News

James LaRue says he tried to change the investments in his employer-offered 401(k) retirement plan in time to avoid the brunt of the 2001-02 stock market plunge. The problem, LaRue claims in a lawsuit the U.S. Supreme Court will consider today, is that his employer didn't do as he asked, costing him almost $100,000.


Retirement Plan Proposals Abound

09/01/2007 | Workforce Management

During the past few months, a number of coalitions have come up with their own proposals for new and improved defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans.


New Retirement Plan Proposals Emerge from Conversation on Coverage

08/01/2007 | Employee Benefit Plan Review

The Conversation on Coverage, representing a new approach to forging consensus on retirement policy, has released four proposals for new types of retirement plans designed to increase coverage among the half of all private-sector workers who are not covered by a retirement plan in the workplace.


Nieces aren't eligible for Social Security benefit

07/25/2007 | Houston Chronicle

Personal finance columnist answers a reader's question about passing on his Social Security and pension benefits to his nieces.


Rank and file owed corner office perks

07/16/2007 | Investment News

Any company that offers non-qualified deferred-compensation plans would have to provide defined benefit pensions to all employees under legislation introduced late last month by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.


Benefit plan idea may hurt — or help — DB cause

07/09/2007 | Pensions & Investments

The ERISA Industry Committee proposal for a new national retirement and health program that operates independently of employers could reduce the number of defined benefit plans, some pension industry stakeholders fear. But others in the industry say the proposal could breathe new life into the U.S. benefits system — particularly into DB plans.


Big Ideas for Small Business Retirement Plans

07/01/2007 | Washington Post

One group that's been thinking about ways to help ensure a financially secure retirement for a larger number of people is the Conversation on Coverage, a Pension Rights Center initiative launched in 2001