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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


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.


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.


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.