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Federalism And Fiduciaries: A New Framework For Protecting State Benefit Funds, Richard E. Mendales Sep 2013

Federalism And Fiduciaries: A New Framework For Protecting State Benefit Funds, Richard E. Mendales

Richard E. Mendales

The financial crisis has underlined difficulties faced by states and their subdivisions in paying benefits to their employees. The most spectacular example is Detroit's bankruptcy, but state and local employers across the country face sharp cuts in benefits as their employers fight for solvency. A federal solution such as ERISA is precluded by considerations of federalism and the impracticability of getting major legislation through Congress. This Article proposes an alternative solution: a uniform state code, following other uniform state laws such as the Uniform Commercial Code, that states could adopt to govern both state and local plans. It would ...


How To Accomplish A Successful Tax-Free Pension Plan Rollover, Steven T. Graham Feb 2013

How To Accomplish A Successful Tax-Free Pension Plan Rollover, Steven T. Graham

Pepperdine Law Review

Advising a client how to accomplish a tax-free rollover from one pension plan to another has been an area of confusion for the general practitioner. In order to end this confusion the author examines recent statutory amendments, Internal Revenue Service rulings and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The author then outlines, in conjunction with the recent changes in the law, potential pension plan rollover scenarios that can aid the client. After a thorough discussion of the available rollovers and the benefits and drawbacks of each, the author concludes with a chart designed to provide quick identification of the most ...


The Tracker Plan: A Controlled Risk Defined Contribution Retirement Program, 46 J. Marshall L. Rev. 681 (2013), Rowland Davis Jan 2013

The Tracker Plan: A Controlled Risk Defined Contribution Retirement Program, 46 J. Marshall L. Rev. 681 (2013), Rowland Davis

The John Marshall Law Review

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Addressing The Challenges Women Face In Retirement: Improving Social Security, Pensions, And Ssi, 46 J. Marshall L. Rev. 749 (2013), Joan Entmacher, Amy Matsui Jan 2013

Addressing The Challenges Women Face In Retirement: Improving Social Security, Pensions, And Ssi, 46 J. Marshall L. Rev. 749 (2013), Joan Entmacher, Amy Matsui

The John Marshall Law Review

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Retirement Revolution: Unmitigated Risks In The Defined Contribution Society, Anne M. Tucker Jan 2013

Retirement Revolution: Unmitigated Risks In The Defined Contribution Society, Anne M. Tucker

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A revolution in the retirement landscape over the last several decades shifted the predominant savings vehicle from traditional pensions (a defined benefit plan) to self-directed accounts like the 401(k) (a defined contribution plan) and has drastically changed how people invest in the stock market and why. The prevalence of self-directed, defined contribution plans has created our defined contribution society and a new class of investors — the citizen shareholders — who enter private securities market through self-directed retirement plans, invest for long-term savings goals and are predominantly indirect shareholders. With 90 million Americans invested in mutual funds, and nearly 75 million ...