In the Media
Changing Jobs? Don’t Forget 401(k) Accounts Along the Way ›
The Alert Investor, June 07, 2016Jeanne Medeiros, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center, says if you change jobs, make sure your retirement plan has your current contact information and that you stay on top of your past employer’s status.
Missing Pensions Costly to Retirees ›
Kiplinger, June 06, 2016The Labor Department has opened investigations into more than four dozen large pension plans since last summer. Jeanne Medeiros, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center, says "there isn't a lot of initiative on the part of plans to pay benefits when they're due."
The Case of the Missing Pension ›
Bloomberg Businessweek, March 24, 2016Jeanne Medeiros, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center, comments in this story on the reporter's quest to take an inventory of retirement assets. Billions of dollars owed to Americans are in limbo-- "a vast problem that has a huge impact on retirement security," she says.
Triangle Wire Pension Fight Resolved for 14 Former Employees ›
The Bulletin, January 05, 2016Former employees of Triangle Wire & Cable Co. are receiving lost pensions and benefits after more than a year of negotiations thanks to the New England Pension Assistance Project, part of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center.
Model Notices on Lifetime Plan Participation Not the Full Solution, ERISA Council Told ›
Bloomberg BNA, May 29, 2015On May 27th, Emily G. Brown, testified before the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Advisory Council of the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. Brown is the staff attorney for Pension Action Center, part of Gerontology@UMass Boston.
As Pension Recoupment Grows, Advocates For Pensioners Offer Advice to Agencies ›
Bloomberg BNA, May 19, 2015The Pension Action Center's Jeanne Medeiros and Ellen Bruce are quoted in this article about recoupments, which is when an error is discovered and pension plans ask for money back from retirees. Medeiros and Bruce argue that additional regulation is needed in this area.
Can They Grab Your Pension? ›
AARP Bulletin, February 27, 2015Jeanne M. Medeiros, director of UMass Boston's Pension Action Center, blames vague labor laws for allowing pension plans to go after retirees decades later over errors that they didn't cause.
Persistent UMass center helps retirees track down pensions ›
The Boston Globe, February 22, 2015UMass Boston's Pension Action Center, which has helped recover more than $50 million owed to 7,500 retirees, was featured in the Sunday business section of The Boston Globe. “We’re just keeping the companies honest,” Director Jeanne M. Medeiros says.
Courtney: Six More Triangle Employees Claim Lost Pension Benefits ›
The Norwich Bulletin, December 29, 2014The New England Pension Assistance Project at UMass Boston's Pension Action Center is working with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney to help retirees in Connecticut who've had their pensions reduced or eliminated.
Former Triangle Wire Workers Fight to Retain Pensions ›
The Norwich Bulletin, December 24, 2014At least 17 retirees of the former Triangle Wire & Cable Company are fighting for their pensions. The company supposedly miscalculated the benefits and retirees are now being asked to pay back overpaid funds. The New England Pension Assistance Project at UMass Boston's Pension Action Center is working on behalf of there retirees to take the appropriate legal action.