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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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Billion-Dollar Church Plan Standoff Heads to Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a trio of cases asking whether large hospitals can use a religious legal exemption to avoid fully funding their pension plans, which workers claim are underfunded by hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Supreme Court to decide whether certain nonprofit pension plans can claim “church plan” status

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WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases to decide whether pension plans established by religiously-affiliated nonprofit healthcare systems can receive the same treatment as plans established by churches.

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Religious Health Care Systems Push Back Against Pension Suits in Supreme Court

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Three religious-affiliated, nonprofit health care systems are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step into a multimillion-dollar battle with two plaintiffs firms that claim the pension plans of the medical networks are not exempt from federal law.

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