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News articles about church plan “conversions”

NJ Star Ledger: Catholic hospital pensions meet the U.S. Supreme Court. December 8, 2016.

BNA Pension & Benefits Daily: Billion dollar church plan standoff heads to Supreme Court. December 5,2016.

Pensions & Investments: Supreme Court will hear church-plan cases. December 2, 2016.

NJ Star Ledger: Bamboozled: How Catholic hospitals get away with letting pensions go broke. November 28, 2016.

National Law Journal: Religious Health Care Systems Push Back Against Pension Suits in Supreme Court. November 4, 2016.

BNA Pension & Benefits Daily: Church Plan Challengers Win Third Appellate Victory. July 16, 2016.

BNA Pension & Benefits Daily: IRS Mum as Hospital Church Plan Lawsuits Continue. July 14, 2016.

BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter: Deny Hospital Church Plan Status, Groups Tell 10th Circuit. July 5, 2016.

BNA Pension & Benefits Daily: Church Plan Challengers Score Second Appellate Victory. March 18, 2016.

Al Jazeera America: A small victory in the war over pensions. May 6, 2015.

Pensions & Investments: Church-plan status under increased scrutiny. August 4, 2014

ABA Employee Benefits Committee Newsletter: An Article of Faith: The Gratuity Theory of Pensions and Faux Church Plans. August 2014.

Pensions & Investments: Church pension plan status rejected by U.S. District Court. July 23, 2014.

Plan Adviser: Another Court Rejects Pension’s ‘Church Plan’ Status. April 4, 2014.

Home News Tribune: Federal judge: Saint Peter's pension case can proceed. April 3, 2014.

Pensions & Investments: Challenges to 2 church plans move forward. April 1, 2014.

Associated Press via Salon: Court questions law leaving pensions unprotected. April 1, 2014.

Tax Analysts: District Court Rebukes IRS Church Plan Rulings. December 23, 2013.

AP: Law shields churches, leaves pensions unprotected. October 5, 2013.

Home News Tribune: Saint Peter's retirees concerned with IRS ruling on pensions. August 28, 2013.

BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter: Courts, Rather Than IRS, May Be Arbiter Of Church Plan Exemption, Practitioners Say. August 27, 2013.

Pensions & Investments: IRS grants church-plan status to St. Peter's Healthcare System. August 27, 2013.

BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter: Pension Advocates Raise Questions About IRS Rulings on Church Plan Status
. July 23, 2013.

NJ Record: St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic rejects pension offer from for-profit rival. July 13, 2013.

MarketWatch: A deed well done: Pensions protected. June 26, 2013.

Pensions & Investments: Church pension plan status being tested by IRS, class-action lawsuits. May 27, 2013.

Reuters: Hallelujahs ring after IRS reverses church pension rule. May 23, 2013.

NJ Star Ledger: Triumph of justice: 800 pensions saved after feds cover 30 million shortfall for closed hospital. May 11, 2013.

Pensions & Investments: PBGC to take control of hospital pension plan. May 10, 2013.

NJ Record: Retirees from St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic may lose their pensions in sale. April 26, 2013.

Sacramento Business Journal: Former Dignity Health employee files suit over pension plan funding. April 15, 2013.

St. Paul Business Journal: Twin Cities publisher agrees to pay 4.5 million for pension plan failure. April 3, 2013.

New York Times: An IRS Reversal Rescues a Pension Fund
. April 1, 2013.

Kiplinger Retirement Report: A New Chapter of Pension Plan Woes. April 4, 2012.

Eries Times News: Eries St Vincent Health Center considers pension plan change. March 3, 2012.

Jewish Daily Forward: The Pension Promise. February 17, 2012.

Jewish Daily Forward: Loophole puts pension plans at risk. February 13, 2012.

Home News Tribune: Switch to church plan pension status at St Peters University Hospital stirs concerns. February 8, 2012. (Archived)

Reuters: Workers fight switch to church pension plans. January 25, 2012.

NJ Star Ledger: NJ workers at religious institutions fear change threatens pensions. January 22, 2012.

Pensions & Investments: Some church-linked pension funds drop ERISA coverage
. January 9, 2012.

BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter: IRS Issues Revenue Procedure Requiring Notices of Requests for Church Plan Status. September 27, 2011.

BNA Pension & Benefits Daily:  Anticipated IRS Guidance on Church Plans May Be Too Little, Too Late, Lawyers Says. July 12, 2011.

The Christian Century: US Judge rules against Lutheran retirees claims. January 31, 2011.

Religious News Service: Pension fight raises moral concerns for ELCA, publisher. July 28, 2010.

Lawyers and Settlements Newswire: IRS Working to Bring Church Pension Plans under ERISA. June 23, 2010.

Wall Street Journal: IRS Nears Action on Church Pensions. June 5, 2010.

Religion News Service: Lutherans deeply concerned over publisher lawsuit. April 27, 2010

Wall Street Journal: Perils of church related pensions. April 22, 2010.

National Catholic Reporter: Perils of church related pensions. April 22, 2010.

MN Public Radio: Pension problem at ELCAs publishing arm exposes loophole. January 7, 2010

New York Times: Pensions in peril over church exemptions. May 2, 2006.