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Private pension funding drops to lowest level in 6 years

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Even as stock market rose last year, pension funding levels at America's biggest companies in 2014 fell to levels not seen since just after the financial crisis.

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Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

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Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of public interest groups, civil rights leaders, labor unions, professional organizations and others today commended the public release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to p

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EPCRS Changes Make Key Clarifications For Employers, Participants, Practitioners Say

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Two recent Internal Revenue Service updates to its correction program, the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, ease some burdens on employers discovering costly errors in their plans, practitioners told Bloomberg BNA.

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Investment Advisers: Who Are They and Why Does It Matter?

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The universe of financial advisers can be very confusing. People who give financial advice use many different labels, including 

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Questions Arise Over Repayment Of Money Paid Pensioners In Error

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Pontiac retirees who were accidentally overpaid may have to give back that money. But an activist group says they shouldn’t have to cough up the cash.

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Red flags for those mapping out their retirement years

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You think your Social Security benefits aren’t vulnerable? Then you should pay attention to what’s happened with pensions.

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Pension Plan De-risking: Is It Bad, Is It Legal, Can It Be Stopped, Slowed, or Moderated?

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Norman Stein, the Pension Rights Center's senior policy advisor, authored this policy paper [PDF] on pension plan de-risking.

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Multiemployer pensions rescue buys the PBGC some time

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While experts may disagree on the strength of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s insurance program for single-employer pension plans, there is a broad consensus that lawmakers had to act last year to prevent the collapse of big, underfunded multiemployer pension plans, and with that the PBGC’s multiemployer insurance program.

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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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Significant pension cuts loom for retirees

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Since Whitley Wyatt retired in 2000 after 33 years as a trucker, he’s collected a pension of $3,300 a month. Now, the 71-year-old says as much as $2,000 of his monthly check is at risk because of legislation passed by Congress last year that is meant to help underfunded multiemployer pension plans bolster their finances by giving them a way to cut benefits for some retirees.

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