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The spectre of pension failures haunts this election

10/28/2020 | The Hill

It’s imperative that a new COVID-19 relief package — whenever it’s passed — shore up multiemployer pensions (retirement plans negotiated by a union with two or more employers), because if this piece of the retirement system is allowed to collapse, it would not only hurt current and future pensioners, it would deal an outsized blow to the employers who contribute to their plans, and to the econo More...

Few powering up with electronic disclosure

10/19/2020 | Pensions & Investments

When the Department of Labor finalized a rule in May that permitted default electronic delivery of retirement plan disclosures, record keepers and plan sponsors welcomed the move by saying it will increase participant engagement and cut mailing costs.

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How to Find a Lost Pension Plan

09/29/2020 | U.S. News

Some people lose track of their pension plan from an old job. A company might merge with or be bought by another company and change its name, move to a new location in a different city or go out of business.

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How to Choose Between a Pension and Lump Sum Payout

09/11/2020 | AARP

In the midst of a COVID-19-induced sales slump, Honda recently offered early retirement to some of its U.S. workers 55 and older. 

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Retirement Savers Could Be Put At Risk By Proposed Rollover Rule, DOL Warned

09/03/2020 | Forbes

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

08/20/2020 | Tribune Content Agency

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

08/14/2020 | Delaware State News

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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Housing As A Solution For The Retirement Crisis

08/11/2020 | Forbes

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

08/06/2020 | MSN

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’

08/03/2020 | Chief Investment Officer

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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