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Congress considers provisions that would limit when retirement plans can recover overpayments

In my last blog post, I talked about how often we hear from people who cannot locate their retirement plans, and how Congress is taking steps to address this issue. More...

Congress gets closer to addressing the issue of lost retirement plans

Here at PRC, we often hear from people who worked for a company that has since moved, been bought, or gone out of business, and they cannot find their retirement plan. The good news is that Congress seems to be getting closer to addressing this issue. In May of 2021, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) re-introduced the Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act (S.1730). More...

A helpful guide for people awarded retirement benefits at divorce

There is now a helpful new guide for individuals who are going through a divorce and have questions about dividing retirement benefits. More...

My day at the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Intel Corp. Investment Policy Comm. v. Sulyma. PRC had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, and I was excited to get to be there in person. More...

Social Security turns 84!

During a week of volatility in the stock market, retirees are happily celebrating the 84th birthday of the Social Security System—a universal social insurance program that guarantees their benefits no matter what direction their 401(k) or personal investments are heading. More...

Butch Lewis Act approved in the House Education & Labor Committee

On Tuesday, Karen Friedman, Katie Jonckheer (our new summer intern), and I were on Capitol Hill for a markup in the Education & Labor Committe More...

Persistence pays off for New Mexico widow

Last month, USA Today published an article about Libby Leask, a woman who had just been forced to put her house on the market after being denied a survivor benefit from her late husband’s pension plan. More...

House Committee hearing focuses on retirement security

Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the House Ways and Means Committee held a wide-ranging hearing about retirement security. More...

Retirement news roundup: articles you may have missed!

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:   More...

The Joint Select Committee wants to hear from you

We are quickly approaching the end of September and the deadline for stakeholders to submit their comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. More...

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