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PRC Letter to the Dept. of Labor urging it to retain an archive of historic plan documents (03/25/2013)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

The Pension Rights Center wrote to the Department of Labor, asking it to retain a collection of potentially valuable summary plan desciptions dating from 1976-1997. These documents, which are in danger of being destroyed, could prove invaluable in helping to determine a pension plan participant's eligibility for and level of pension benefits.

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PRC letter to the Dept. of Labor urging it to include people without internet access in a proposed survey on benefit statements (03/20/2013)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

March 20, 2013: The Pension Rights Center wrote to the Department of Labor (DoL) to request that a proposed survey about benefit statements for individual account plans include people who don't use or have access to a computer. The Center also encouraged DoL to perform a similar survey for benefit statements of traditional defined benefit pension plans.

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Joint letter to Congress in support of H.R. 5981, which closes a gap in the law for survivor benefits in multiemployer plans (12/27/2012)

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The Pension Rights Center, the National Women's Law Center, and the National Coordinating Committee on Multiemployer Plans sent a letter [PDF] to every member of Congress, asking them to pass H.R. 5981 before the end of the current Congress.

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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)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

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)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

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)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

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)

Speech, Statement, Letter, or Comment

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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