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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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Pension Rights Advocates Urge Caution In Altering Rules on Deferred Vested Benefits

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Pension rights advocates are concerned that a proposed Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service regulation would delegate authority to the IRS commissioner to create special rules for satisfying notice requirements related to deferred vested benefits. [PDF]

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Proposed IRS regulations that could undermine workers' legal rights without public input (September 24, 2012)

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The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service, objecting to a proposed delegation of authority to the IRS Commissioner to issue certain rules without public notice and comment.

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How to find a lost pension

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When Frank Marroquin retired last year, he expected to live on his monthly $1,660 Social Security check, but then he remembered he was eligible for a pension from a former employer.

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Think Paperless is the Way to Go? When It Comes to Financial Disclosure, Not Always, Says Coalition

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A group of labor, women’s, minority, and consumer organizations, representing millions of Americans, sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DoL) today, strongly supporting the Department’s current rules regarding how participants receive critical

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Safeguard Your Pension Benefits in Retirement

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The Pension Counseling and Information Projects are mentioned in this Morningstar column, which offers advice on protecting your pension benefits.

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A New Chapter of Pension Plan Woes

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Pensions used to be a reliable stream of retirement income, but these twists and turns could put a pension benefit in jeopardy.

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The Pension Health Checkup

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How can you check the health of your pension plan? In the Feb. 11 Conquering Retirement column, we looked at red flags that could show a pension might be at risk. In response, readers concerned about their plan asked for ways to check up on it and ascertain its true value.

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American Airlines pension default Q&A

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American Airlines is heading toward the largest default of a defined-benefit pension plan in U.S. history.

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New Retirement: Tracking Pension Funds [video]

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CNBC's Sharon Epperson's "New Retirement" segment shows workers how to track all the retirement funds they have coming to them.

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