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DuPont pension choice: 'The company has scared everybody'

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The DuPont Co. has told 18,000 former workers they have from Sept. 12 until Oct. 21 to trade their future pensions -- for up-front cash, or for an earlier but smaller monthly annuity -- instead of waiting until they reach retirement age to collect traditional pension checks.

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Disney case shows pitfalls of overlooking pension plan descriptions

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How much effort should a company make to inform employees how their personal decisions could affect their benefits? This week, a widow learned she lost an appeal to the Walt Disney Co. over that issue.

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What is Recoupment?

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Updated: July 2015


I received a letter from my pension plan stating that it has been overpaying me. The letter says that the plan is going to reduce my monthly payments and that I will also have to pay an additional amount to the plan. What can I do?

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PBGC report highlights importance of pension counseling

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We at the Pension Rights Center have long recognized the important role that U.S. Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Program (PCIP) plays in protecting the legal rights of retirees and their families.

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Pensions lost and (hopefully) found

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Imagine earning a pension after many years of hard work with a company. Then you leave your employer before retiring and without claiming your pension. When you reach retirement age, you expect to be able to start receiving that pension but you are unable to find the employer or the plan. Your pension plan is “lost”.

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PBGC Multiemployer Guarantee Calculator

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Calculate how much your pension would be
if your multiemployer pension plan were to run out of money

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Got Pension Questions? Get Free Help

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For free legal advice and support about your retirement plan, turn to this counseling program

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How to find a lost pension

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When Frank Marroquin retired last year, he expected to live on his monthly $1,660 Social Security check, but then he remembered he was eligible for a pension from a former employer.

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A New Chapter of Pension Plan Woes

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Pensions used to be a reliable stream of retirement income, but these twists and turns could put a pension benefit in jeopardy.

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[UPDATED] American Airlines’ bankruptcy – what does it mean for its pensions?

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No doubt you’ve heard that American Airlines has filed for bankruptcy. The airline has four underfunded pension plans, and their fate is the source of much speculation. Despite meetings the company has held with employees to discuss their pensions, workers remain concerned.

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