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Congress punishes retirees for company lapses

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When Congress passed the spending bill in December to keep the government running, a hidden provision in the act sent shivers of fear into the retirement industry. The provision allows underfunded multi-employer pension plans to reduce benefits for retirees so the government pension insurance fund won’t have to bail out the plans.

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That solid pension benefit? It may be subject to change

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In the fine print of the federal budget compromise, troubled pension plans now have the right to reduce benefits

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After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know

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Buried in the $1.1 trillion "Cromnibus" legislation signed this week by President Barack Obama was a provision that aims to head off a looming implosion of multiemployer pension plans - traditional defined benefit plans jointly funded by groups of employers.

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ERISA Changes Passed as Part of Controversial Spending Bill

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In one fell swoop last week, a once-sacrosanct tenet of the 1974 omnibus pension law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (more commonly known by its acronym, ERISA), was overturned. For its sponsors, the measure meant saving troubled multiemployer pensions heading for insolvency.

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Thought Secure, Pooled Pensions Teeter and Fall

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The pensions of millions of Americans are being threatened because of trouble in a part of the retirement world long considered so safe that no one gave it a second thought.

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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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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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