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Weekly Pension News Round-Up

  |   August 17, 2012

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:

U.S. News & World Report blogs about "How Safe Is Your American Dream?"

Pensions & Investments features an article on "Identifying the best risk mitigation strategy for a corporate DB plan."

The Washington Post ran the Associated Press article "Federal agency admits mistake with United Airlines pension; some retirees getting raises."

PLANSPONSOR.COM quotes PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum in "PBGC to Begin Back Payments for United Airlines Retirees."

The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes "Without a Pension's Security."

Weekly Pension News Round-Up

  |   August 10, 2012

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:

The New York Post writes about "Vanishing Pensions."  

DB Plans See Large Decline in Funded Status, PLANSPONSOR.com  reports.  

"More and more retirees could soon be facing the choice of accepting a pension buyout or collecting a monthly check...," the Wall Street Journal publishes.

Reuters features an article on "How to find a lost pension."  

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:

An Openmarket.org article quotes PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum.

Sycamore, Talbots Say Pension Board Won't Oppose Buyout, Bloomberg publishes.

AccountingWeb gives insight on the question "Are Defined-Benefit Retirement Plans Better for Small Businesses?"

Here's what made headlines this week in pension news:

Plansponsor.com publishes, "PBGC Agrees to Take a United Way Plan."

Retirees Wrestle With Pension Buyout From General Motorsthe New York Times reports.

"The United States District Court for the District of Columbia found that a Japanese parent company may be legally responsible for the pension-related liabilities of its American subsidiary," Lawyers Weekly.

Welcome to our Blog

  |   March 6, 2012

Thanks for visiting PBGC’s brand-new blog.

First, we know some of you are asking: Why does PBGC need a blog?

Well, our mission is to protect pensions, and we’re proud of the job we do.

Elsewhere on this website you’ll find tons of information about all aspects of the agency’s work. Important information—often technical, sometimes complicated.

But on this blog, we want to keep it simple.

Here, our communications team will tell PBGC’s story in a conversational way, zeroing in on how we protect retirement security.

We’ll tell you how we work with employers and employees to preserve pension plans. How we make sure retirees get their pensions when companies can’t keep their promises. How we promote our mission to strengthen retirement security.

In addition, we’ll link to the most relevant facts, figures, news stories, and videos about the world of pensions and retirement security. And from time to time we’ll show you the human side of PBGC, by sharing the observations of Director Josh Gotbaum, our in-house pension experts and other members of our staff.

So, welcome, and let’s get down to business.