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Devil in the Details as Justices Mull Church Pension Cases

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The pension benefits of more than 300,000 hospital workers will be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court convenes on March 27, and it’s anybody’s guess what the justices will want to discuss.

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Retirees of former Schenectady hospital face pension loss

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Owens is among more than 1,100 employees of the Schenectady hospital, closed nine years ago, to receive a letter in October warning their pension monies could be depleted within the next decade. He and his wife derive two-thirds of their income from the pension.

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Feds Break Silence, Back Hospitals in Church Pension Battle

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Five federal agencies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that religiously affiliated hospitals can run pension plans exempt from federal law, a move that’s been challenged in dozens of class actions by hospital employees around the country.

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Hospital pension fund in trouble: Retirees wonder who will pay, after 'church plan' fails

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The pension plan covering workers at the former St. Clare's Hospital has notified more than 1,100 participants that, based on current projections, it will run out of money to pay their retirement benefits in about another decade.

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Six Items on High Court’s Labor Docket Include Church-Plan ERISA Exemption Cases

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The Supreme Court will hear three cases asking whether large hospitals and other non-church employers can use the exemption to avoid fully funding their pension plans.
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Puerto Rico Catholic School Teachers Win Round in Pension Suit

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Puerto Rico Catholic school teachers survived a first attempt to dismiss a proposed class action that alleges the administrators of their pension plan mismanaged their retirement assets and failed to comply with ERISA.

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Employees of former St. Clare's Hospital face pension insolvency

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A pension fund for employees of the former St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady is likely to run out of money in the next decade, leaving more than 1,100 beneficiaries uncertain about their retirement income.

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Catholic hospital pensions meet the U.S. Supreme Court; retirees in limbo

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Catholic hospital employees who fear they will lose the pensions they were promised were delivered a setback this week, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court. The court it will hear three cases -- including one against the pension plan of St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick -- to decide what kind of pension plan rules the hospitals must follow.

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High court set to rule on church-plan status

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve whether church-affiliated retirement plan sponsors are covered by the ERISA, a decision that could have wide implications for all benefit plans.

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The Supreme Court Case That Could Bankrupt Religious Schools and Hospitals

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On its face, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton and the two other cases it’s consolidated with may seem boring—after all, they’re about federal regulations on pension plans for church-affiliated hospitals.

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