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Best Interests, Better Outcomes

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Can an ERISA pension plan invest in projects or companies that serve the common good, while still keeping at the forefront the fiduciary obligation to invest prudently and for the exclusive benefit of retirees and workers?

Unhappy 40th Birthday, ERISA: So Much for Retirement Security

Jane White | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Jane White

The U.S. has one of the least generous pension systems in the advanced world; only six member countries of the OECD have lower pension wealth.

An Ungrateful Nation

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Knowing that many active-duty service personnel and veterans face financial hardships, there is much we can -- and should -- do to ease that burden.

How Congress Might Slash Your Pension

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

In the coming weeks, Congress will consider legislation that would reform pension laws in a way that could slash benefits already promised to retirees...

Do You Know the Rule of 70?

Richard Ha | Posted 11.20.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

How about Hawai'i's economy doubling in 24 years? That would result from a compound growth of just 3 percent. Would we need double the number of hotel rooms? But if the price of oil keeps rising, can we do that?

Disability Insurance: A Blessing or a Burden?

Erin Havel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Insurance is meant to protect a person should the unthinkable occur. However, insurance corporations are expected to turn a large profit and often times denying coverage is a way to gain some of those profits. That, in my mind, is a burden no individual should bear.

Beware: Your 401(k) Plan Has Hidden Fees!

SaveUp | Posted 09.01.2012 | Money

The importance of keeping investment fees low is a good rule of thumb, not limited to 401(k) plans. We want to be mindful of the fees we pay when it comes to any investment.

Marcus Baram

Proposal To Protect Retirees' Nest Eggs Becomes Latest Lobbying Flashpoint | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Just before retiring from her job as a manager at Krispy Kreme in 2006, Jerri Young got a letter at her home in West Des Moines, Iowa, tel...

Obama's Patients' Bill of Rights: One Important Right is Missing, Thanks to Corporate Spin and Fear-Mongering

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

An expanded right to sue was the provision in the original Patients' Bill of Rights the insurers hated most, and it is the one provision that is conspicuously absent from what Obama labeled a Patients' Bill of Rights.

Thank you, Dennis Kucinich

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Dennis Kucinich is taking a drubbing for doing what more progressives should be doing: standing up for a public option as part of the health reform bill, and demanding an ERISA amendment.

Obama Owes Progressives Answers Tonight in San Francisco on Three Health Care Questions

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Obama owes San Franciscans some honest answers about how his health care plan lives up to the progressive legacy.

Is the Denial of Health Insurance Claims a Violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment?

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula B. Mays

Health insurance reform therefore, is not only needed, but in fact it may be required under the U.S. Constitution, according to the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.