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By Nevin Adams8/28/2014 • 0 Comments

What happens to executive retirement benefits when employers close or freeze their defined benefit pension plans? What if that plan is a hybrid or cash balance plan? And what does that mean for advisors?
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By John Iekel8/28/2014 • 0 Comments

Eastman Kodak, one of New York State’s major employers, has changed its retirement plan in a rather unorthodox way. Kodak still offers both a defined contribution plan and a defined benefit plan, but has enhanced its DB plan while making its DC plan less attractive, Business Insurance reports.
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By Nevin Adams8/28/2014 • 0 Comments

A new report offers a global perspective and some key findings on the challenges and opportunities of various retirement markets. The study, published by consultant Ernst & Young, highlights not only challenges, but some potential retirement and business opportunities as well.
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By Nevin Adams8/28/2014 • 0 Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge has blocked the claims of several hundred 401(k) participants seeking to recover money invested by their retirement plans with Bernie Madoff’s investment firm.

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By Nevin Adams8/28/2014 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has offered some "friendly" advice to the U.S. Supreme Court as it considers a review of a high-profile 401(k) fee case. In a "friend of the Court" amicus brief filing, the DOL said it thinks that the high court should weigh in on the statute of limitations issue presented in Tibble v. Edison -- but not on the issue of reviewing an alleged breach of duty in administering the plan in accordance with its terms. READ MORE

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