Month: January 2019
PBGC Advocate’s Report Highlights Issues Important to Retirees
By Emily Spreiser Recently we posted a five-part “Know Your Agencies” blog series covering government agencies that play a role in regulating retirement plans. Our third post focused on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal agency that acts as an insurer for pension plans sponsored by private employers. Since the PBGC pays benefits […]
Retirement news roundup: articles you may have missed!
By Emily Gilbert It can be hard to keep up with the news, especially during the holiday season. Here’s a roundup of some of the best retirement news articles we’ve seen over the past month: For American Workers, 4 Key Retirement Issues to Watch in 2019 (The New York Times) New York Times reporter Mark […]
Comments to the Department of Labor on Proposed Exemption Involving Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC
On January 10, 2019 the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Office of Exempt Determinations (OED) concerning a proposed exemption to the prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA. The application for the exemption was submitted by the Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH) to permit the imposition of a fee to certain participant […]