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Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

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Washington – Five years after it was first announced, the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion.

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Got a pension? Act now to save it

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If you were among the 15.7 million private-sector workers with a traditional defined benefit pension plan in the U.S. in 2012, now might be good time to stop counting your blessings.

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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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For some 3Mers, crowdsourcing key to pension decision

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When 3M offered to buy out defined pension plans, comparing notes online emerged as a useful tool.

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Decision on pension payout will last a lifetime

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Take the money or wait? That’s the $90,402 question The New York Times Co. has put to me as it offers to buy out my right to the lifelong monthly pension I earned when the parent of the Times newspaper also owned the Globe.

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Prudential Piles on the Corporate Pensions

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Big U.S. companies have found a way to escape the burden of ballooning pension obligations: pay an insurance company to take them over.

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What to consider when your company offers a pension buyout

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The old rock of retirement income — the pension — is increasingly fading from the American economic landscape.

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Senators’ De-Risking Letter Adds Weight To Growing Issue, Concerns, Observers Say

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A recent letter sent by two Senate Democratic committee leaders asking several federal agencies to develop regulatory policy on de-risking pension plans adds some heft to the issue, but there are already some regulatory provisions in the law addressing their concerns, practitioners said.

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Decision time for Boeing pension-buyout offer

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Former Boeing employees who have not yet retired have until Oct. 31 to tell the company whether they want a lump-sum check in December or a monthly annuity payment that begins the same month, or reject both options.

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PBGC Proposal to Track De-Risking Plans Seen by Pension Rights Center as Good Step

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The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s recent request for comments on a proposal to require companies making pension risk-transfer offers to their employees to report such offers to the PBGC is aimed at helping the agency determine its future liabilities, but the information may also prove useful for the public, a spokeswoman for the Pension Rights Center told Bloomberg BNA.

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