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Supreme Court says religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal pension protections

06/05/2017 | The Star-Ledger

Employees of religious hospitals -- including St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick and the now defunct St. James Hospital in Newark-- were dealt a blow by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.

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SCOTUS Sides With Religious Hospitals in Church Plan Dispute

06/05/2017 | Bloomberg BNA

Religiously affiliated hospitals can run their pension plans as church plans exempt from federal funding requirements, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.

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Despite setback, Illinois still planning to roll out Secure Choice retirement savings plan

05/20/2017 | The Southern Illinoisan

Some years after starting a T-shirt and promotions business in 1981, Bob Chambers thought about ways to keep his employees invested in his company. One of the things he thought of was offering a retirement plan for employees who wanted to participate in putting money aside for their retirement. 

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Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Stop Multiemployer Plan Benefit Cuts

05/10/2017 | PlanSponsor

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced legislation, The Keep Our Pension Promises Act, which would reverse a provision passed in 2014 that could result in deep pension cuts for millions of retirees and workers in multiemployer pension plans.

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Now to save coal miners’ pensions

05/09/2017 | Lexington Herald Leader

The pension crisis threatens almost 120,000 miners and widows, including 9,000 in Kentucky, and will be thornier than health care to fix because it’s part of a wider problem.

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How to Find an Old Pension or 401 (k) Account

05/08/2017 | Bottom Line Personal

It’s easy to lose track of a 401(k) or pension plan over the years. Ordinarily the best way to recover those missing retirement assets is to contact the former employer’s human resources department. But what if that employer insists that you cashed out your retirement plan long ago or rolled it into a different retirement account? 

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Union pension crisis threatens retirement funds

05/07/2017 | Albany Times Union

John Raffiani's retirement didn't last long. Facing a steep cut in his Teamsters trucking pension, the 70-year-old Greene County man went back to work more than a year ago after a short time away from full-time labor.

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Senate Kills State-Sponsored Retirement Plans For Private Sector Workers

05/03/2017 | Forbes

In a narrow vote, 50 (yes) to 49 (no), the Senate by resolution killed an Obama-era rule that greenlighted state-sponsored auto-IRA retirement programs for small business workers. 

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Pensioners Fight Back Against Cuts

04/27/2017 | Kiplinger's Retirement Report

The Pension Rights Center's Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.

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How to Track Down a Lost 401(k) or Traditional Pension

04/24/2017 | BottomLine

Hundreds of millions of dollars in 401(k) retirement account and traditional pension plan assets are going unclaimed. These days it’s not uncommon for workers to change employers 10 times or more over the course of a career—and all that job hopping can make it tough to keep tabs on employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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