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Congressional proposal would limit when retirees must return pension overpayments

07/29/2021 | CNBC

For some retirees, getting a large pension payment can become a big problem. Let’s say a pension plan mistakenly has been paying a participant too much and requires the person to pay back the money, typically through reduced future payments.

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IRS Again Extends Remote Witnessing for Retirement Plan Changes

07/02/2021 | SHRM

The IRS has extended through June 30, 2022, remote notarization relief that gives retirement plans greater flexibility for participant elections that require a witness, such as 401(k) loan applications and spousal consent to changes in the distribution of survivor's pension benefits.

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The Savings Game: Congress needs to help pensioners find their money

06/28/2021 | Tribune Content Agency

For years, members of Congress have been trying to pass legislation that will allow the federal government to establish a centralized database to help retirees locate their pension and 401(k) plans.

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Senators revisit bill to create retirement account lost-and-found

05/24/2021 | Pensions & Investments

A bipartisan bill to create a national online lost-and-found database for retirement accounts has been reintroduced in the Senate.

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With Butch Lewis Act, Workers Won Major Victory for Right to Secure Retirement

03/22/2021 | The Intercept

Tucked into the American Rescue Plan — the coronavirus stimulus that passed in early March — is the greatest victory for American workers in recent memory: the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act.

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How the COVID relief bill saves union pensions

03/22/2021 | nwLaborPress.org

It didn’t get a lot of fanfare, but tucked into the just-passed COVID relief bill is a new program that will make a life-changing difference for over a million current and future union retirees.

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3 Ways You Could Lose Your Pension and How to Save It

03/22/2021 | Report Door

When was the last time you heard good news about pensions? Instead, you’ve probably seen alarming headlines such as these:

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Local grass roots work ends with Congress passing $86 billion package to rescue failing pensions

03/18/2021 | Akron Beacon Journal

What started as a small group gathering in the spring of 2014 in Akron to find a way to save failing union pensions from drastic cuts helped start a national movement that eventually claimed victory in early March.

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A new law would require employees to save for retirement

03/17/2021 | MarketWatch

Auto-enrollment may be just what Americans need to save more for retirement — but perhaps only if the government makes it a requirement. 

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No One Else Was Going To, So These Teamsters Saved Their Own Pensions

03/17/2021 | Labor Notes

“When Don first got his letter saying his pension was going to be cut 52 percent, it was one of those moments like when President Kennedy was killed and 9/11,” said Dana Vargo, spouse of a retired Teamster. “You remember exactly where you were.”

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