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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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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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Plans Applying for Partitions With PBGC Need Flexibility in Final Rules, Groups Say

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Multiemployer plans asking the PBGC to allow them to partition their pension plans need the application process to be flexible, according to comment letters from various groups.

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DOL moving forward on fiduciary rule

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Labor Department officials are determined to produce a new standard of fiduciary duty for anyone giving retirement investment advice, once they process concerns raised in thousands of comment letters and four days of hearings on their proposal.

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Speakers encourage fiduciary role for advice on DC lump sums, IRA rollovers

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People giving advice to defined contribution plan participants about lump-sum distributions and rollovers to individual retirement accounts should be covered by a new fiduciary standard, several speakers said Wednesday at a Department of Labor hearing on the proposed rule.

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