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Benefit Groups Tailor Policy Agendas To Congressional Lame-Duck Session

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Retirement benefits are front and center on the policy agendas of employee benefit groups as Congress and President Obama negotiate a deal to solve the nation’s fiscal crisis during the final weeks of 2012. [PDF]

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401(k) tax breaks in lawmakers’ gunsights

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Tax reform could change some retirement savers’ plans

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Retirement savings tax breaks face scrutiny

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For many Americans, it’s the first order of business when they visit the HR department at a new job: enrolling in the 401(k) plan.

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Who gains most from 401(k) tax breaks?

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In the discussion over retirement security, retirement plans like 401(k)s are often talked about as if they benefit all Americans equally.

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Retirement Benefits Headed for the Cliff?

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Tax benefits for employee retirement plans could end up on the chopping block as Congress and the White House seek ways to raise federal revenue, experts fear.

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Employees Throwing Away Free Money?

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PRC Legal Director Rebecca Davis is interviewed on CNBC's "Closing Bell" about the barriers some people may experience when relying on 401(k) plans to save for retirement.

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Will pension plans stage a comeback?

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A looming retirement crisis prompts a rethink about DB and DC models

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Speakers See Need to Simplify Pensions But Spar Over Changing Retirement System

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Pension plans need to be simplified, agreed representatives of the pension plan community at a Sept. 20 roundtable discussion before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. [PDF]

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Should the 401(k) Be Reformed or Replaced?

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John Greene worked for 30 years at an Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wis., deboning hams and loading boxes of hot dogs. His plan grew to $60,000, and soon after retiring he began withdrawing $3,600 a year from it, money that allowed him and his wife to take what he called a wondrous two-week trip to Scotland, his ancestral homeland.

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Why you may retire in poverty

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Are you going to retire in poverty? Today's seniors are more affluent than the general population. But the generations that follow them - starting with the baby boom generation - will not be as fortunate. The decline of pensions, the erosion of Social Security and the housing crash all are pointing toward a new crisis of poverty among lower- and middle-class seniors in the years ahead.

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