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  1. Gotbaum reflects on accomplishments, challenges at PBGC

    trueJoshua Gotbaum, who resigned Sept. 2 as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., counts building a strong management team and more interaction with constituents among his success stories during his four-year tenure.

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  1. ERISA at 40

    trueWhile the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 benefited millions of people, it did not live up to the “retirement income security” part of its name. Along with praise for what ERISA did accomplish, there are now calls for fixing what it did not.

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  2. ERISA architect Nagle praised as intelligent, fair

    trueRobert E. Nagle, one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 who died Aug. 16, is remembered by colleagues as a good, kind, competent man whose knowledge and fairness in the employee benefits field was unmatched.

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  3. Lessons learned from ERISA

    trueERISA was a farsighted law in many aspects, especially in defining and assigning fiduciary responsibility, including prohibition on conflicts of interests, to those overseeing pension funds. But ERISA in the long term failed to expand defined benefit coverage.

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  4. Cox Enterprises ordered to pay $13.9 million to PBGC for News-Journal plan

    trueCox Enterprises Inc. will have to give the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. $13.9 million to cover the unfunded pension liabilities of News-Journal Corp.

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  5. Keeping the PBGC from being the next bailout recipient

    trueA series of recently issued reports have addressed various governance and financial challenges facing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. The takeaway from all of them is that unless changes are made in the way the federal pension insurance system is governed and financed, there is a heightened risk ...

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  6. Church-plan status under increased scrutiny

    trueA growing number of lawsuits and some key court rulings are making it harder for church-affiliated defined benefit plans to be exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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  7. Senate committee limits PBGC plant-closing authority

    trueThe Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. would have to use a narrower definition of pension liability rules in cases of corporate shutdowns under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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  8. Church pension plan status rejected by U.S. District Court

    trueIn one of five major class-action lawsuits challenging church-affiliated sponsors of defined benefit plans, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the pension plan of Dignity Health is covered by ERISA.

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  9. Slow process seen in naming Gotbaum successor at PBGC

    trueJoshua Gotbaum's resignation as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is expected to create a leadership vacuum at a critical time for an agency dealing with struggling multiemployer pension plans and corporate defined benefit sponsors stressed about premium increases.

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  10. Gotbaum's legacy

     

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  11. Delphi retirees impatient with PBGC

    trueA group of Ohio legislators is pushing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. to determine the pension benefits for 20,000 former employees of Delphi Corp. after a five-year wait.

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  12. PBGC's Gotbaum to resign in August

    trueJoshua Gotbaum will resign in August as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. In a letter sent to PBGC colleagues Friday, Mr. Gotbaum said that with three children in college, he promised his wife he would return to the private sector.

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  13. PBGC puts reportable changes program on hold

    truePension Benefit Guaranty Corp. declared a six-month moratorium Tuesday on a program that required employers to guarantee more pension assets in the event of major operational changes.

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