Month: September 2009
Military pensions and divorce: How a bill pending in Oklahoma could affect military pensions everywhere
Earlier this month, the Pension Rights Center, along with the National Women’s Law Center, sent a letter to the Oklahoma state legislature urging it to defeat a bill that could dramatically alter the way the state’s divorce courts treat military pensions. The Oklahoma state legislature is considering legislation that would change state law and affect […]
PRC mourns the death of a longtime board member
The nation has lost a great champion for retirement security, and the Pension Rights Center has lost a great friend. The Center was honored to have Lisle C. Carter, Jr. serve on our board of directors for more than 20 years. Read our tribute to Lisle and the Washington Post article about him.
Testimony of Norman Stein to the ERISA Advisory Council on the current state and the future of the retirement system (09/17/2009)
Senior Policy Advisor Norman Stein testifies to the ERISA Advisory Council on September 17, 2009.
PRC testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council on disclosures to participants and beneficiaries in retirement plans
September 15, 2009: Staff Attorney Rebecca Davis and Policy Associate Jane Smith testified on disclosure issues before the ERISA Advisory Council.
Poverty and older Americans: A look behind the numbers
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau contains information that may come as a surprise: Of the age groups surveyed (ages 18 and under, ages 18-64 and individuals age 65 and older), it was the group of Americans age 65 and older who have the lowest rate of poverty at 9.7 percent. The report, […]
Letter from PRC and the National Women’s Law Center to the Oklahoma state legislature on military pensions
September 10, 2009: Together with the National Women’s Law Center, the PRC sent a letter to the Oklahoma state legislature expressing concerns about proposed legislation that would change the way Oklahoma state courts divide military pension benefits.
As ERISA celebrates its 35th anniversary it is clear that there is still more to do
Labor Day marks the 35th anniversary of a law hailed by its principal sponsor Senator Jacob Javits as “the greatest development in the life of the American worker since Social Security.” Thanks to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, millions of retirees are receiving the secure lifetime pensions that are making it possible for them to live comfortably […]