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PRC letter in support of California SB 1234 (09/28/2012)

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The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, urging him to sign SB 1234, a bill that would expand pension coverage by establishing a state-based retirement plan for private-sector workers. Gov.

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Joint PRC/NWLF letter to the Dept. of Labor, urging it to include more information on spousal protections in booklet (08/14/2012)

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The Pension Rights Center and the National Women's Law Center sent a letter to the Employee Benefits Security Administration, asking it to include more information on spousal rig

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PRC Letter to the Editor on electronic disclosure (06/06/2012)

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On June 3, the New York Times published a column about the Labor Department's new regulations that require 401(k) providers to disclose how muc

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Group letter and memorandum to the Dept. of Labor on electronic disclosure (04/19/2012)

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The Pension Rights Center, along with six other organizations, send a letter and memorandum to the Department of Labor (DoL), expressing their support for DoL's current rules regarding electronic disclosure of retirement plan information.  The groups oppose making electronic disclosure the default method of communicating important details about their 401(k) plans for all workers and retire

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Pension Rights Center supports proposed DOL regulation on definition of fiduciary (07/20/2011)

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The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to members of Congress supporting a proposed Department of Labor regulation that would protect participants in 401(k) plans and IRAs by changing the definition of a plan “fiduciary” to include firms and brokers that provide investment advi

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Joint letter to Oklahoma State Senate protesting legislation on military pensions (03/07/2011)

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The Pension Rights Center and six other organizations sent a letter to the Oklahoma State Senate protesting a bill that would significantly cut spousal protections for former military spouses. The bill would have eliminated retirement benefits for former military spouses who remarry or cohabitate.   

While the bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate, it failed to secure enough votes to pass the Oklahoma State House of Representatives due, in large part, to the fact that the letter was read on the floor shortly before the vote.  Read the letter.

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PRC Letter to the IRS regarding the faulty definition of "active participant" in 401(k) plans

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

August 5, 2010: The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to the IRS, asking it to revert back to a definition of an "active participant" in 401(k) plans that is accurate and useful.

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Letter from PRC and other organizations to the U.S. Senate regarding 401(k) fee disclosure provisions in H.R. 4213

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June 15, 2010: The Pension Rights Center and seven other organizations sent a group letter to members of the U.S.

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PRC letter to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management regarding spousal benefits for federal employees

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February 2, 2009: In a letter to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the PRC requested that OPM send notices to federal employees warning them that their spouses could be in danger of losing survivor benefits.

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PRC letter to the U.S. Senate regarding 401(k) fee disclosure provisions in H.R. 4213

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June 8, 2010: The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to Senator Max Baucus and the rest of the U.S.

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