Pensions

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Except in the case of Social Security and Tier I Railroad Retirement benefits, a court order is necessary for someone who has been divorced to get a share of a pension.

NAFI Retirement Plans are retirement plans sponsored by government entities known as Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities (NAFIs).

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, protects the assets of millions of Americans so that funds placed in retirement plans during their working lives will be there when they retire.

For the purposes of Medi-Cal eligibility an "annuity" is defined as a "contract to make periodic payments of a fixed or variable sum paid to an annuitant which are payable unconditionally."

When a company freezes its pension plan, some or all of the employees covered by the plan, stop earning some or all the benefits from the point of the freeze moving forward.

The National Registry matches up former employees who, through a search, determine that they have unclaimed retirement funds listed in our database with the company that originally listed them.

Current legislation on pensions and retirement topis is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012-2018 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword.

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California Public Employees" Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) took effect in 213.

Read about some of the laws and constitutional protections.

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Allows trustees of certain multiemployer plans to cut retirees" pensions

401(k) plans are a type of “defined contribution” plan established by employers or unions for employees to contribute voluntarily to their own individual retirement accounts. A 403(b) plan is similar to a 401(k) plan, but is provided to employees of non-profit organizations.