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Employers Resolve Retirement Stress With Investment Options Shift

August 14, 2012
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Target date funds and professional investment management services help employers and employees transition from outdated attitudes and methods to fund retirement.
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Women Facing 'Retirement Income Glass Ceiling'

July 31, 2012
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Savings totals are being crimped by lower wages and the time they've spent outside the workforce.
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S&P 500 Companies' Pension Funding Ratio Drops in 2011

July 20, 2012
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Only 18 of the 338 S&P 500 firms with pension plans were fully funded, according to the Standard & Poor's report.
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Financial Advisers Reject NBA Retirement Plan

July 18, 2012
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Some believe the league is tossing up a brick with reliance on annuities, calling it a 'solution of last resort.'
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For Some Workers, the Piggy Bank Is Fat for Retirement

July 16, 2012
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Although financial stress exists for a large number of employees, a recent survey indicates that more people are stashing away enough for life after work.
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Law Will Cut Defined Benefit Pension Contributions, but Increase PBGC Premiums

July 11, 2012
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Employers will continue to value plan liabilities based on interest rates on top-rated corporate bonds for three different segments, averaged over 24 months. Segments refer to when benefits are paid to participants.
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American Airlines Asks to End Retiree Health, Life Benefit Coverage

July 9, 2012
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The airline and parent company AMR said they never promised to provide benefits for life and reserved their rights to modify the plans.
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Ford Retirees Criticize Lump-Sum Payment Offer Vs. Monthly Pension Checks

June 28, 2012
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The Ford Actions Impacting Retirees Alliance hired a team of lawyers, consultants and accountants to review the proposal Ford made this month, and in a letter to its members, advised against accepting the buyout, the Detroit News reported.
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Savers Credit Plan Is an Underutilized Aid for Employee Retirement Funds

June 27, 2012
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Although the plan is a separate program from company retirement plans, sponsors often aren't telling their workers about it as a way to improve their benefits.
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