TITLE

Pension reform hurdles, strategies for cleaning them

AUTHOR(S)
Whiddon, Robert L.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Apr2006, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses several strategies to manage pension reform problems in the U.S. Approach of the U.S. Senate in rule creation for cash balance plans (CBP); Role of retroactivity as a potential area for conflict with CBP; Proposal on the use of at-risk plan determinations based on the debt rating of employers. INSET: Reform to strengthen pension provisions.
ACCESSION #
20501360

 

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