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Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract Rules Should Allow More Options, Commenters Say

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A Treasury Department proposal to expand retirement income options is on the right track, but it requires some revisions to achieve the objectives
outlined in the proposed regulation (REG-115809-11), a variety of interest groups said in public comment letters posted May 4.

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Pension promises prove to be empty

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Pension. Remember when that word provided a sense of financial security to loyal, dedicated workers who toiled for many years, even decades, for the same company? Not anymore.

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Countering the Retirement Crisis

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To help counter the growing retirement crisis for today's workers, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has recently begun to spotlight its often-unnoticed mission "to encourage and preserve retirement plans of U.S. companies."

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Should You Accept a Pension Buyout Offer?

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A group of 90,000 former salaried workers at Ford got an interesting offer late last month: In exchange for giving up the right to receive monthly pension benefits for the rest of their lives, the company would instead pay them an up-front lump sum of cash.

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White-collar wars: Detroit Three's battle over traditional pensions

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A “war” is escalating in the automotive industry. And it is not a battle between the blue- and white-collar workers, nor will it be fought in the factories. It is a quiet financial struggle for white-collar retirees, former workers and employees regarding their pensions.

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Organizations Urge Protections for Women in Lifetime Retirement Income Options

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Eight national women’s organizations and the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Department of the Treasury, generally supporting proposed IRS rules aimed at encouraging lifetime income options in retirement plans.

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Safeguard Your Pension Benefits in Retirement

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The Pension Counseling and Information Projects are mentioned in this Morningstar column, which offers advice on protecting your pension benefits.

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A New Chapter of Pension Plan Woes

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Pensions used to be a reliable stream of retirement income, but these twists and turns could put a pension benefit in jeopardy.

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Signs Your Pension Plan Is in Trouble

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If your pension plan is underfunded, you could be at risk of losing some of your benefits. That isn't news. But did you know that your pension can be at risk even if the plan is relatively healthy?

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American Airlines pension default Q&A

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American Airlines is heading toward the largest default of a defined-benefit pension plan in U.S. history.

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