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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.

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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

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Group works to redefine retirement dictionary

07/01/2007 | Employee Benefit News

A cohort of retirement analysts have designed a national public policy initiative called “Conversation on Coverage,” which outlines ways to help low- and moderate-income workers save for retirement.

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Looking for information on your retirement plan

06/10/2007 | Providence Journal

If you believe you’re entitled to receive a benefit from a pension or other retirement-savings plan, but can’t find the person or organization responsible, here are some resources.

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Group's Report Continues 'Conversation' on Retirement Savings

05/29/2007 | Human Resource Executive Online

A group studying retirement savings in the United States, the Conversation on Coverage, released on May 11 a series of recommendations, including the creation of a new "hybrid" plan and a simplified defined-benefit pension plan.

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Pension system proposal is worth a look

05/21/2007 | Investment News

The Pension Rights Center, a Washington consumer organization that follows retirement plan rights, recently unveiled a series of proposals designed to help overcome the retirement savings shortfall.

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Conversation on Coverage Issues Recommendations

05/11/2007 | PlanSponsor

With less than half the nation’s working adults covered by a workplace retirement program, a group of industry experts has put their heads together to focus on solutions.

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Diverse Pension Experts Outline Plan to Increase Coverage

05/11/2007 | Workforce Management

The goal of the initiative, dubbed the Conversation on Coverage, is to increase the number of people participating in retirement savings programs.

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Group floats plan to boost retirement savings

05/11/2007 | Insurance News

The “Conversation on Coverage” group, sponsored by the Pension Rights Center in Washington, released a report that focuses on three areas: guaranteed pensions, retirement savings, and expanding small-business pension coverage.

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How to Get American Workers to Save More

05/11/2007 | Wall Street Journal via MarketWatch.com

An unlikely coalition of employer, retiree and business groups is expected to unveil proposals today intended to fix problems in the private-sector U.S. retirement system, the latest in a number of such plans vying for lawmakers' attention.

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