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When Will New State Retirement Plans Start Enrollment?

09/13/2016 | Forbes

Half of private sector employees don’t have access to a workplace retirement savings plan, but by next year several states expect to have new plans up and running.

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Draft Bill May Offer Better Mousetrap for Multiemployer Pensions

09/12/2016 | BNA Pension & Benefits Daily

Draft legislative language that would create a controversial form of multiemployer pension plan was released in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

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Kline proposes more flexible benefits as part of pension reform

09/09/2016 | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rep. John Kline of Minnesota has proposed a new pension reform law that he said can save troubled multi-employer retirement plans from dissolution or insolvency by making benefits more flexible.

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Multiemployer pension reforms allowing composite plans proposed

09/09/2016 | Pensions & Investments

Draft legislation allowing new multiemployer pension plan designs was unveiled Friday in a discussion draft released by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn.

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Does California's Secure Choice Retirement Have Staying Power?

09/05/2016 | Institutional Investor

A large swath of the nearly 7 million Californians working in the private sector without access to a retirement plan will soon be able to sign up for one. Or, to be more accurate, they will be automatically enrolled with the right to opt out of the new Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. 

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DuPont pension choice: 'The company has scared everybody'

08/29/2016 | Philadelphia Inquirer

The DuPont Co. has told 18,000 former workers they have from Sept. 12 until Oct. 21 to trade their future pensions -- for up-front cash, or for an earlier but smaller monthly annuity -- instead of waiting until they reach retirement age to collect traditional pension checks.

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Uber drivers' new option: Start a retirement account through the app

08/24/2016 | Los Angeles Times

Uber has a new tool in its arsenal to attract and retain drivers: retirement savings accounts. The San Francisco ride-hailing company announced Wednesday that it teamed up with automated investor service Betterment to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.

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Ten Years After, the Pension Protection Act Falls Short of Promises

08/17/2016 | Institutional Investor

Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006. It was the largest, most comprehensive U.S. pension reform bill since the mother of them all, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

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Crowdfunding Emerging as Power to the People Pension Tool

08/16/2016 | Pension & Benefits Daily

Crowdfunding is emerging as a creative and powerful tool that pension plan participants and retirees can use to independently investigate their plans.

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Guest Column: Pension fund of precipice of destruction

08/14/2016 | St. Augustine Record

Few people realize a pension crisis is looming. It’s the aftershock of the 2008 market collapse. Pension funds managed by unscrupulous Wall Street Banks held the worthless real estate investments that took the markets down further than most of us had previously seen in our lifetimes. More...

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