Pension Action Center

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

In the Media

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  • How to find a lost pension ›

    Reuters, August 10, 2012

    Many retirees lose track of pension money they are owed when companies merge, change names, or close down. But the New England Pension Assistance Project at UMass Boston has recovered $41 million for more than 6,000 people since 1994.
  • Illinois program will counsel residents about employer-sponsored retirement plans ›

    BenefitsPro, July 10, 2012

    Article on the Pension Action Center of the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston, which has recently expanded to serving retirees in Illinois who have questions about their traditional pensions, 401(k) plans, or other employer-sponsored retirement plans.
  • Pension Action Center Expands to Illinois ›

    Aledo Times Record, July 09, 2012

    A community newspaper in Illinois featured a press release announcing the new Illinois Pension Assistance Project, part of UMass Boston's Pension Action Center.
  • Surprise, Retirees! Return the Benefits ›

    Kiplinger, July 01, 2012

    Jeanne Medeiros, managing attorney for the New England Pension Assistance Project, is quoted in this article on "recoupment," in which a plan administrator orders a participant to return benefit amounts that he was accidentally overpaid.
  • The Pension Health Checkup ›

    Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2012

    Article on how people nearing retirement can check on the status of their pensions mentions the Gerontology Institute’s Pension Action Center, which provides free pension help to New England residents.
  • Recovered pensions by Pension Action Center top $40 million ›

    The Boston Globe, January 18, 2012

    Article on how the New England Pension Assistance Project, which is part of UMass Boston’s Pension Action Center, has recovered more than $40 million in pension income since the center opened in 1994.
  • Receive the help you need to get the pension you’ve earned ›

    Boston Seniority Magazine, January 01, 2012

    On page 11, article on how the New England Pension Assistance Project, which is part of UMass Boston’s Pension Action Center, helped the daughter of a 78-year-old woman with limited English proficiency secure a survivor’s benefit for her mother under her late husband’s union pension plan.
  • Do You Have a Pension You Don’t Know About? ›

    ABC News, June 22, 2011

    Article on how the New England Pension Assistance Project, part of UMass Boston's Pension Action Center, helped a pension seeker track down a company that went bankrupt.
  • Pension Hunting: How to get all the retirement benefits you’ve earned. ›

    Forbes Magazine, April 11, 2011

    Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute, is quoted in this article on steps retirees should take to ensure they get the pension they've earned.
  • Be Certain to Get the Pension You Earned ›

    Forbes.com, March 22, 2011

    This blog post highlights the work of the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston, which helped a 62-year-old man from Connecticut get the benefits he had earned.
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