In the Media
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.
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.