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A Tale of Two Retirements (October 2015)

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This report is a “Tale of Two Retirements”: one for CEOs of large U.S. corporations and the other for the rest of us. Retirement benefits for CEOs at corporations have exploded while the rest of Americans struggle to save for retirement.

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Benefit Groups Tailor Policy Agendas To Congressional Lame-Duck Session

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Retirement benefits are front and center on the policy agendas of employee benefit groups as Congress and President Obama negotiate a deal to solve the nation’s fiscal crisis during the final weeks of 2012. [PDF]

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Speakers See Need to Simplify Pensions But Spar Over Changing Retirement System

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Pension plans need to be simplified, agreed representatives of the pension plan community at a Sept. 20 roundtable discussion before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. [PDF]

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For Top Executives, Richer Retirement Plans

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With traditional pensions disappearing, tax rates and the future of Social Security in flux and even well-known businesses facing financial trouble, many workers are worried that their company retirement plans will not provide enough income.

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As Dewey Collapses, Partners and Retirees Face Big Financial Losses

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For the law partners at Dewey & LeBoeuf, losing their jobs may be the least of their worries. They are likely to lose the money they were required to invest in the firm. They could lose their pensions.

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Tax Reform Will Shape Pension Agenda; Significant Regulations Expected in 2012

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Congress will pass no major retirement plan legislation in 2012, but the tax treatment of employment-based retirement benefits almost certainly will be part of any tax code overhaul in 2013—for which ideas and positions will become cemented in 2012— according to practitioners interviewed by BNA.

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Has Your Retirement Been Stolen?

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If you’re looking for a scary story to read this Halloween, try Retirement Heist.

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How Employers Raid Pension Plans

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When it comes to threats to your retirement, there's one you may have overlooked: your employer. In recent years, companies have been freezing pensions, slashing retiree health benefits and eliminating 401(k) contributions.

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'Retirement Heist': How Firms Trimmed Pensions

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As companies have been moving away from traditional pension plans, they have been shifting employees to new retirement plans, such as 401(k)s, that transfer the cost — and the risk — to workers.  Companies have claimed for years that old-style pensions were unsustainable. Author Ellen Schultz tells Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep that there's another explanation.

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Little Information Available on Qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans

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This report addresses (1) what is known about the prevalence and design of QSERP arrangements and to what extent recent economic conditions have influenced plan sponsors implementing these arrangements; (2)the key regulatory and statutory issues associated with these arrangements; and (3) the implications of these arrangements for involved parties, including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corpora

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