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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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Shining a light on a hidden pension world

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In a new book, Retirement Heist, prize-winning journalist Ellen Schultz has provided the ultimate backstage pass to the world of pensions, with plenty of drama and shocking details.

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Do You Have a Pension You Don't Know About?

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Late last year, Vicki and Dale Lloyd opted to begin receiving pension benefits after 57-year-old Dale was diagnosed with cancer. After careful consideration the pair decided that a 75 percent distribution was the best option to meet their financial needs.

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Benefit detectives offer pensioners a lifeline

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When her husband died in January, at age 63, Roseline Desjardins was left wondering how she would pay for the upkeep on her home.

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We shouldn't settle for a 'C' in retirement

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For the second consecutive year, the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and human resources consulting firm Mercer have issued the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, which compares retirement income systems of several different nations and rates them based on their "adequacy, sustainability, and integrity." 

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And the rich get richer...

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Certain rules in the Internal Revenue Code are designed to prevent employers from discriminating against non-highly paid employees in their pension plans. Unfortunately for the retirement security of their employees, some employers look for ways to get around the nondiscrimination rules. More...

Think the government is after your 401(k)? Think again.

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Have you heard that the government is planning to seize your 401(k) and use the money to send monkeys to Mars? Well, we haven't heard about the monkey part, but some people are making the claim that the government is gunning for workers' 401(k)s. More...

Barking mad over pensions

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Tuesday's New York Times included a full-page ad from the Center for Consumer Freedom*, attacking the Humane Society of the United States. In the ad, the Center claims that the animal-oriented organization is misallocating its money by, among other things, putting $2.5 million toward its retirement plan for employees. More...

Military retirement for the 21st century

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A few months ago we posted a blog entry about a letter [PDF] we wrote opposing a bill in the Oklahoma state legislature that would limit the ability of former spouses to receive an award of military retirement pay in a divorce settlement. The blog entry received a number of comments - several disagreeing with our position. More...

Military pensions and divorce: How a bill pending in Oklahoma could affect military pensions everywhere

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Earlier this month, the Pension Rights Center, along with the National Women's Law Center, sent a letter to the Oklahoma state legislature urging it to defeat a bill that could dramatically alter the way the state's divorce courts treat military pensions.  More...

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