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Broad-Based Coalition Pushes For Updates To Retirement-Plan Advice

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A broad-based coalition of labor unions and consumer protection groups has reiterated its support for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to update, strengthen and clarify rules around advice provided to workers saving through retirement plans.

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ERISA Has Protected Participants, but Challenges Remain

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Joe Lustig of Bloomberg BNA asked Karen Ferguson about the effect of the passage of ERISA in September 1974. Ferguson is director of the Pension Rights Center and a longserving member of the Benefits Practice Center Pension & Benefits Advisory Board.

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Happy 40th, ERISA!

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Forty years ago this week, bell-bottom jeans were still in style, the Vietnam War was coming to a close, and Watergate was still riveting the nation.  

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ERISA’s mid-life crisis

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On its 40th birthday, plans sponsors and participants find plenty to be unhappy about.

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ERISA at 40

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The landmark legislation that promised security in retirement has fallen far short of its expectations

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Landmark ERISA pension reform law sees mixed results 40 years after implementation

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Forty years after President Gerald Ford signed the first comprehensive pension reform bill into law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act has produced successes and failures.

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Speakers Tell Council DOL Guidance Needed To Boost Savers’ Lifetime Income Options

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A combination of guidance and online tools from the DOL on lifetime income would help retirement plan participants make good decisions about their retirement funds and investments, a speaker told the ERISA Advisory Council.

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Pension law, regulation pioneer Robert Nagle dead at 84

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Robert Nagle, a long-time pension policymaker and regulator, died Saturday at his home in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Nagle, 84, had been battling cancer.

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Robert Nagle, an architect of ERISA, dies at 84

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Robert E. Nagle, who as general counsel of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare was one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, died on Sunday in McLean, Va., following a battle with cancer. He was 84.

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Church-plan status under increased scrutiny

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A growing number of lawsuits and some key court rulings are making it harder for church-affiliated defined benefit plans to be exempt from federal pension rules.

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