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Impassioned Voices Ring Loudly at Benefits Suspension Hearing Savings

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When crafting final regulations on suspending benefits under multiemployer pension plans, the IRS and Treasury Department should use the "maximum limits" of their authority to write rules that follow the law but are as fair as possible to workers and retirees, speakers said during an IRS hearing.

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Retirees brace for hardship as multi-employer pension cuts loom

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Of all the negative financial surprises that can hit in retirement, learning a "guaranteed" pension could be severely cut is among the worst.

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Is your adviser truly protecting your retirement?

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There’s a discussion going on that is vital to the retirement money you’ve worked so hard to save. The Labor Department, directed by the Obama administration, is proposing that more advisers, when giving retirement investment advice, put their clients’ best interests first.

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With union pensions in jeopardy, Ohio members plead with Congress and the feds

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Alex Adams lifted his shirt so the panelists and audience could see the bandages and feeding tube. "This is how I eat," he said in a halting voice. 

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Countdown to Cuts: Retirees Call on Policymakers to Stop the Clock on Cuts to Their Pensions

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WASHINGTON – Hundreds of retired truck drivers and their spouses came to Washington, D.C., today to tell policymakers how proposed cuts to their pensions  More...

Retirees, experts testify at Multiemployer Pension Reform Act hearing

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Federal regulators charged with implementing the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 heard from concerned retirees and pension experts Thursday during a hearing convened by the IRS.

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Pension, patent rights at stake in SCOTUS Spokeo case: new briefs

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Spokeo v. Robins on Nov. 2. And if you still had any doubts (despite my frequent reminders) about the potentially enormous consequences of this case, the 14 newly filed amicus briefs backing Thomas Robins – the lead plaintiff in a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action against the data broker Spokeo – should dispel them.

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AIG freezes pension

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American International Group Inc. will freeze its defined benefit pension plan, effective January 1, 2016, according to an internal company memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

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Financial advisers should all play by the same rules

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Thousands of Registered Investment Advisers already abide by a fiduciary standard when giving advice under the federal Investment Advisers Act. But brokers and insurance agents aren't held to this standard, even though they might use "investment advisor" on their business cards.

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IRS releases multiemployer benefit cut voting rules

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Procedures for allowing multiemployer plan participants to vote on benefit reductions in distressed plans were issued by the IRS on Wednesday.

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