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Has Your Retirement Been Stolen?

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If you’re looking for a scary story to read this Halloween, try Retirement Heist.

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Is Your Pension at Risk?

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How's your pension these days? Are you worried about its health? If so, you're not the only one.

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IRS Issues Revenue Procedure Requiring Notices of Requests for Church Plan Status

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The Internal Revenue Service issued a revenue procedure and model notice Sept. 21 requiring church plans to notify participants and other interested parties if a plan applies to IRS for a letter ruling on church plan status. [Reproduced with permission from BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter, 38 BPR 1743 (Sept. 27, 2011). Copyright 2011 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

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Pension Rights Center Applauds IRS for Opening “Church Plan” Rulings Process to Comments by Employees and Retirees

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The Internal Revenue Service has issued a long-awaited revenue procedure clarifying the process for retirement plans to apply for “church plan” status.

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10 Things Pension Plans Won't Tell You

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Yes, they still exist. And some of them toy with taxpayer money.

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PBGC urges bankruptcy court to protect pensions for Harry & David employees

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The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recently announced that it has asked a bankruptcy court to continue the company’s defined benefit pension plan, siding with the employees and retirees of Harry & David Holdings Inc.

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Bill Would Help Pilots Get More PBGC Benefits

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Congressman George Miller (D-California) have introduced the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pilots Equitable Treatment Act.

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Obama plan to boost retirement security, shore up pension agency faces hurdles

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Joshua Gotbaum, director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., has a problem.  His agency, which guarantees private-sector pensions promised to 44 million Americans, is saddled with a huge deficit at risk of growing out of control.

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Music by Gershwin, words by Gotbaum

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Joshua Gotbaum's resume got a bit longer last week.  The director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. now can add lyricist and vocalist to his CV.

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Be Certain to Get the Pension You Earned

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Are you having difficulty getting the pension or 401(k) plan funds you worked years to earn? Six pension counseling projects, funded through the U. S. Administration on Aging and serving plan participants and their beneficiaries in 29 states, can help.

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