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A helpful new guide for individuals who have questions about dividing retirement benefits at divorce. Read our blog to learn more.

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As insurance companies take over pension plans, are your payments at risk?

New article from NBC News explains the risk transfer process and it's how it could affect retirees.  Read the article here
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Retirement Savers Could Be Put At Risk By Proposed Rollover Rule, DOL Warned

Retirement savers could be put at risk by a proposed Department of Labor rule on workplace retirement plan rollovers and lump sum distributions, DOL was warned today.

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The Savings Game: Divorce and your spouse’s retirement plan

Virtually nothing about a divorce is uncomplicated. And that includes determining what share a divorcing person may claim of his or her spouse’s retirement accounts.

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Commentary: Retirement plan ‘disclosure’ rule may keep you in dark

A new Labor Department regulation has just gone into effect. As a result of this new rule millions of workers, retirees and widows will no longer automatically receive critical information about their pension and 401(k) plans.

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Treasury Department rejects application by musicians’ pension fund to cut benefits – saving retirees’ pensions. Now it’s up to Congress to act!

Musicians across the country are cheering the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision Tuesday to reject the application filed by the Trustees of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) to reduce their benefits. More...

Housing As A Solution For The Retirement Crisis

There is a retirement crisis in the United States. We know this. What we don't know is how to solve it. There are three pillars to retirement in the United States; your home, retirement/pension plans and social security. Independently, none of these are adequate for the average American.

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The Savings Game: New retirement plan disclosure regulation not in consumer interest

On July 27, a new anti-consumer Labor Department regulation went into effect. The new rule gives retirement plans the right to quit mailing workers and retirees important disclosures on paper and simply send a notice by text or email telling them that key pension information is available on a website. Then it is up to workers and retirees to hunt that information down.

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Advocacy Group Calls New Labor Department Rule ‘Anti-Consumer’

The Pension Rights Center (PRC), a pension advocacy group, has called a new Department of Labor (DOL) disclosure rule “anti-consumer,” saying it will adversely affect people’s ability to plan for retirement and prove their entitlement to benefits. 

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Pension Rights Center Calls on Retirement Plan Participants to “Ask for Paper!” in Response to New Anti-Consumer Labor Department Disclosure Rule

In response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s new anti-consumer “notice-and-access” disclosure regulation that goes into effect today, the Pension Rights Center is urging workers and retirees to tell their pension and 401(k) plans that they want to continue receiving their key retirement information on paper – not just by getting a text or email saying that the information is on a website.

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The Labor Department’s Notice-and-Access Disclosure Rule: The Basics

The Labor Department has issued a new rule for electronic delivery of plan disclosures to retirement plan participants, called “notice-and-access.”[1] The rule is effective July 27, 2020.[2]< More...

The Labor Department’s new disclosure rule: What could it mean for you?

The Labor Department issued a new rule, effective July 27, 2020, that describes a new form of electronic disclosure for retirement plan information called “notice-and-access.”  This new scheme of disclosure will put the burden of finding More...

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