In the Media
Can They Grab Your Pension? ›
AARP Bulletin, February 28, 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.
Decision on pension payout will last a lifetime ›
Boston Globe, December 20, 2014Globe columnist Steve Maas weighs whether to let the New York Times Co. buy out his right to a lifelong monthly pension. The column also mentions UMass Boston's Pension Action Center as a free resource to help decode pension documents.
Taking Charge: You can get help unraveling your pension benefits ›
Providence Journal, April 21, 2014The New England Pension Assistance Project (NEPAP) is highlighted in this column, in which a reader inquires about how to assemble the details of his pension plans. NEPAP is part of Gerontology @ UMass Boston and the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
Retirement Readiness Looks Grim in Many States ›
USA Today, March 04, 2014This article highlights key findings from Pension Action Center Advisory Board member Christian Weller's recent report, The Financial Security Scorecard: A State-by-State Analysis of Economic Pressures Facing Future Retirees. Weller is also a Gerontology Institute Fellow and a professor for UMass Boston's Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs.
How to Monitor Your Pension’s Health ›
U.S. News and World Report, January 20, 2014Ellen Bruce, director of the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston, discusses federal laws requiring private employers to issue yearly reports confirming their ability to make required payments to pensioners.
Pension fund demands overpayments back, with interest ›
CBS Chicago, September 27, 2013Sheet Metal Workers, Local 73, retirees are asked to pay for pension fund mistakes. The Illinois Pension Assistance Project, at UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies, is cited as a resource for retirees seeking advice or legal help dealing with pension overpayments or underpayments.
The Search For Missing 401(k) Money ›
Forbes, August 27, 2013Ellen Bruce, director of the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston, says employers and workers alike realize there is a problem with the current pension system, which has no central fund where employers can send unclaimed 401(k) money and workers can look for money to which they believe they’re entitled.