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Pension Rights Center at 40!

The Pension Rights Center honored retirement security superheroes at an October 6 reception.  See photos and video.
Submitting comments on a MPRA application?

Submitting comments on a MPRA application?

Has your pension plan applied to cut retiree pension benefits?  Here's what to mention in your comments.
Pension Counseling & Information Program

Pension Counseling and Information Program

Learn how the pension counseling projects help clients obtain their retirement benefits. Watch the video.
California Secure Choice Retirement plan

California Secure Choice

California becomes the latest state to offer automatic retirement savings plans to private-sector workers. Learn what other states are doing. Read the fact sheet.

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No Easy Solutions to Help Multiemployer Pension Plans

Several options have been proposed to bolster the PBGC’s multiemployer pension program funding by altering its premium structure, but none have overwhelming appeal, and all would require some give from stakeholders, the American Academy of Actuaries said.


Upstate Teamsters Face 30% Pension Cut

Retired after 18 years as a trucker, Morristown's Bill Mead faces an unpleasant fact. "The Teamsters fund is going belly up, for lack of a better word," he said. The upstate teamsters fund is asking the Treasury Department to okay a 31 percent cut in the monthly check for retirees. 


What Happens When There’s a Mistake in Your 401(k)

Are you keeping a close eye on your 401(k) and other retirement plans? You should, because employers and plan managers make mistakes—and that can lead to big headaches and out-of-pocket costs for you.


A superhero night to remember

If you’ve attended any of our past celebrations, you know that we at the Pension Rights Center know how to throw a party! And that’s just what we did to celebrate our 40th anniversary. More...

Plan would hang onto retirement funds for employees who can't be found

When it comes to saving for retirement, every penny counts. Even lost pennies. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has a plan to help thousands of retirement savers find those lost pennies.


Pension Rights Center comments to Treasury Department on Iron Workers Local 17 Pension Plan’s application to cut retiree benefits (October 14, 2016)

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Treasury Department regarding the Iron Workers Local 17 Pension Plan’s application to cut retiree benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. In its comments, the Center urges Treasury to reject the Iron Workers Local 17 application because:


Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Pension Advance Loans (October 13, 2016)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a Request for Information on financial products that present consumer protection issues but are not included in the Bureau’s proposed rule on payday loans. The Pension Rights Center submitted comments on pension advances, a type of loan designed to skirt federal and state laws on disclosure and interest rates. More...

Pension Rights Center celebrates 40 years, pension 'superheroes'

The Pension Rights Center in Washington celebrated its 40th anniversary and named several pension “superheroes” at an award ceremony Thursday.


PBGC Proposes Lost & Found For 401(k) Money

Lost track of your old 401(k)? In keeping up with the times, the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation has issued proposed rules on a depository to hold orphaned retirement accounts for workers whose former employers terminate their 401(k) plans. 


Mandatory Retirement Savings Program Coming to a State Near You?

Washington state has created a Small Business Retirement Savings Marketplace where small businesses can go to get affordable retirement plans to offer their employees.