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8 Questions To Ask Before Taking A Pension Lump Sum Offer

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When it comes to analyzing a lump sum pension offer, employees need more help. That’s the conclusion of a new Government Accountability Office report, Participants Need Better Information When Offered Lump Sums That Replace Their Lifetime Benefits.

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Can They Grab Your Pension?

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Clawbacks become more common as plans discover they overpaid recipients.

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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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Persistent UMass center helps retirees track down pensions

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Such persistence is the hallmark of the Pension Action Center, a nonprofit that for more than 20 years has helped people find and claim the benefits due them. Since its founding in 1994, the center has helped recover more than $50 million owed to 7,500 retirees.

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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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Courtney: Six more Triangle employees claim lost pension benefits

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The New England Pension Assistance Project is mentioned again, in this follow-up article about the Triangle Wire mass recoupment case (see the December 23 story).

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Former Triangle Wire workers fight to retain pensions

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The New England Pension Assistance Project is featured in this article about a mass recoupment case, in which a pension plan overpaid several retirees for years and now those pensions are being cut or eliminated entirely.

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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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Should you take your pension as a lump sum?

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Updated: March 2015

Some companies, such as General Motors (GM) and Ford, have offered to cash out the pensions of certain retirees and former employees and instead give them a one-time lump-sum payment.

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