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Setting the record straight: Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s pension plan

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A new PRC fact sheet refutes claims made by Saint Peter’s University Hospital (SPUH) that its pension plan is a church plan and has never been subject to federal law.

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The Pension Promise

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Quick question: When is a Jewish federation like a church? Answer: When it doesn’t have to fully protect its employees’ pensions.

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Who Killed the Pension Plan?

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The continuing collapse of traditional pension plans has undermined the confidence Americans once had that they could retire comfortably, and the push toward such alternatives as 401(k) plans has yet to meet expectations.

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"Retirement Heist: Overlooked Causes of the Retirement Crisis."

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On Monday, the Pension Rights Center, the New America Foundation, and AARP hosted a discussion, "Retirement Heist: Overlooked Causes of the Retirement Crisis." The forum centered on investigative journalist Ellen Schultz’s new book, Retirement Heist, which we’ve mentioned before. Speakers included the author herself, Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis Borzi, David Certner of AARP, Don Fuerst of the American Academy of Actuaries, Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation, and our own director, Karen Ferguson

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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 steals the spotlight

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Today, Morning Edition on NPR featured an interview with former Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen Schultz about her new book, Retirement Heist.

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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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Shining a light on a hidden pension world

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In a new book, Retirement Heist, prize-winning journalist Ellen Schultz has provided the ultimate backstage pass to the world of pensions, with plenty of drama and shocking details.

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10 Things Pension Plans Won't Tell You

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Yes, they still exist. And some of them toy with taxpayer money.

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