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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.

Latest News

Supreme Court to decide whether certain nonprofit pension plans can claim “church plan” status

WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases to decide whether pension plans established by religiously-affiliated nonprofit healthcare systems can receive the same treatment as plans established by churches. More...

White House Opposes Bill Creating Newfangled Pension Plan

The White House opposes a discussion draft bill that would permit significant changes to collectively bargained pension plans, and is urging Congress not to include the measure on the menu of a year-end budget bill.


Billion-Dollar Church Plan Standoff Heads to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a trio of cases asking whether large hospitals can use a religious legal exemption to avoid fully funding their pension plans, which workers claim are underfunded by hundreds of millions of dollars.


Divorcing Spouses Urged To Ensure Retirement Fund Rights

Divorcing spouses need a special court order to protect their right to tap a partner’s retirement benefits, the Pension Rights Center said Wednesday.

I’m getting divorced: What is a qualified domestic relations order and why shoul

I’m getting divorced: What is a qualified domestic relations order and why should I care?

A retirement plan can be the largest asset in a marriage. Nonetheless, retirement plans are often forgotten or overlooked during divorce, in part because divorce is so complicated and in part because a divorce can occur years before retirement More...

PBGC Missing Participants Proposal Gets Broad Support From Array of Organizations

Reuniting missing retirement plan participants with their savings is a cause that everyone can rally around, as comments on proposed rules by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation show.


Long-Lost Assets May Soon Be Reunited With Their Owners: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is expanding its long-standing missing-plan program to include defined-contribution-plan participants.

If you are one of the estimated 10,000 people a year who have lost track of their 401(k) plan, get ready for some good news: The federal insurance agency that protects private sector defined benefit pensions wants to add defined contribution plans to its search program.

Whatever Happened to That Old 401(k)?

Whatever Happened to That Old 401(k)?

Suspect you may have lost track of a 401(k) retirement account or pension benefit? You aren’t alone. As Americans jump from job to job, they are leaving more 401(k)-style accounts and pension benefits with ex-employers. Some lose track of the money, forfeiting a piece of their retirement security.


Comments to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on expansion of Missing Participants Program

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments in response to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's request for comments on the proposed expansion of its Missing Participants Program to include participants and beneficiaries in terminating defined More...

Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act would cut retirement benefits

Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act would cut retirement benefits for former military spouses

Federal laws allow state family court judges to award a fair share of an employee’s retirement benefit to a former spouse at divorce. More...