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NEW "INTERNATIONAL PENSIONS" SECTION DEBUTS ON PENSION RIGHTS CENTER'S WEB SITE

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Nancy Hwa, 202-296-3776
February 12, 2007www.pensionrights.org

WASHINGTON – Recognizing that other countries face similar challenges as the United States in providing for their citizens' retirement, the Pension Rights Center has added a section on international pensions to its web site, www.pensionrights.org.  "International Pensions" highlights features of other nations' retirement systems as possible models for the U.S. to follow or learn from.

Topics that can be found in this new section include

  • New "Collective Defined Contribution" pension plans in the Netherlands;
  • Lost-pension registries in the United Kingdom and Australia;
  • The U.K.'s Pension Advisory Service, which helps individuals with retirement plan problems;
  • Inflation protections for employees who leave pension plans before retirement age in the U.K.;
  • Australia's alternative dispute resolution program to decide disputed pension claims;
  • New Zealand's KiwiSaver program to encourage people to save for retirement; and
  • Links to other organizations' publications about pension systems in other countries.

The information in this section was prepared by John Turner, a leading expert on retirement programs around the world and co-author of Private Pension Policies in Industrialized Countries.

The International Pensions section of the Pension Rights Center's web site can be found at http://www.pensionrights.org/policy/international_pensions.html.

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