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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)

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

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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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PRC letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of 401(k) fee disclosure provisions in H.R. 4213

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May 20, 2010: The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to Rep. George Miller and the rest of the House of Representatives, expressing its strong support for provisions in H.R.

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PRC letter to Senator Blanche Lincoln regarding swaps involving derivatives

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May 13, 2010: The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to Senator Blanche Lincoln urging her to keep important protections for pension plans when they enter into swaps involving derivatives.

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PRC letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means calling for worker protections in funding relief legislation

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March 16, 2010: PRC Executive Vice President and Policy Director Karen Friedman and Senior Policy Adviser Norman Stein sent a letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means, asking it to protect workers and retirees when marking up funding relief legislation.

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