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Pension Rights Center Applauds Treasury Department/IRS for Protecting Retirees by Banning Lump-Sum Buyout Offers

07/13/2015

WASHINGTON – In a welcome move by the Department of the Treasury and the IRS, the agencies released last week a notice to amend Treasury regulations to stop companies from offering lump-sum buyouts to retirees who are already receiving a monthly pension.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Marcy Kaptur Act to Stop Devastating Cuts to Retirees' Pensions

06/18/2015

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center strongly praised Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) for introducing legislation today that would repeal the pension cutback provisions of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPR

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Supreme Court Decision in Tibble a Victory for 401(k) Participants

05/19/2015

WASHINGTON – On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of employees in Tibble v. Edison International, a class-action lawsuit filed by participants in the power company’s 401(k) plan.

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Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

04/14/2015

Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of public interest groups, civil rights leaders, labor unions, professional organizations and others today commended the public release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to p

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Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

03/12/2015

Washington – Five years after it was first announced, the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion.

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Pension Rights Center Applauds Labor Department’s Release of Proposed Rule on Conflicted Investment Advice to OMB

02/23/2015

Washington – In a long-awaited move towards protecting millions of workers and retirees by stopping conflicted financial advice in retirement savings plans, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today sent a proposed fiduciary regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which now has up to 90 days to review the rule.

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Public Interest Organizations Join Forces to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

01/15/2015

SaveOurRetirement.org will educate workers and retirees about the “Retirement Advice Loophole” – and mobilize public support to close it

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PRC Statement on Retiree Pension-Cut Legislation Included in Omnibus Bill

12/17/2014

Washington – On December 16, President Obama signed the 2015 Omnibus spending bill. The new law contains provisions that allow certain underfunded multiemployer pension plans to cut retirees’ benefits. The Pension Rights Center released the following statement from Executive Vice President Karen Friedman:

 

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House Votes to Allow Pension Plan Trustees to Reduce Retiree Benefits

12/12/2014

Washington – The Pension Rights Center released the following statement from Executive Vice President Karen Friedman, following the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of an omnibus spending bill that includes measures that allow certain underfunded multiemployer pension plans to cut retirees’ benefits:

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