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Facts You Should Know About Enrolling In Medicare Part A & B

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Understanding Medicare isn’t as difficult as you might think. It’s a benefit most working Americans can count on. Here are some facts you might not know about the program. Can I still get Medicare at 65? Yes, you’re eligible for Medicare starting at 65, no matter what year you were born. If you or your spouse worked … Continue reading Facts You Should Know About Enrolling In Medicare Part A & B

FedEx to Shift $6 Billion in Pension Obligations to MetLife

Via American Journal of Transportation, By Mary Schlangenstein and Katherine Chiglinsky FedEx Corp. is transferring $6 billion in U.S. pension obligations to MetLife Inc. to reduce administrative costs. The deal covers the pension benefits of 41,000 retirees and beneficiaries who currently receive a monthly payout and meet certain conditions, the courier said in a statement Tuesday. FedEx, which said it would take a non-cash charge related … Continue reading FedEx to Shift $6 Billion in Pension Obligations to MetLife

Chattanooga Pension Fund Sues Wells Fargo for Alleged Fraud Over Revenue Sharing

Via Pensions&Investments, By Rob Kozlowski Chattanooga (Tenn.) Fire and Police Pension Fund has filed a lawsuit in Tennessee court against Wells Fargo, its custodian and trustee, alleging potential fraud and overcharging in its role as trustee, The suit, filed Tuesday in the Chancery Court of Hamilton County, alleges that Wells Fargo has not provided any disclosures regarding “significant compensation from third-party mutual funds and potentially … Continue reading Chattanooga Pension Fund Sues Wells Fargo for Alleged Fraud Over Revenue Sharing

Checklist for Your Social Security Annual Check-up

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Say “annual checkup” and most people imagine waiting at the doctor’s office. There’s another type of checkup that can give you a sense of wellness without even leaving home. Visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov and follow these five steps to conduct your own Social Security annual checkup. Your Social Security Statement is available online anytime to everyone who has a … Continue reading Checklist for Your Social Security Annual Check-up

Sweet Taste of Victory for Peeps Union Workers as Judges Rule Against Candymaker

Via SFGATE By Damian Paletta, The Washington Post When they went on strike in 2016, members in the union for marshmallow makers chanted, “No justice, no Peeps!” And on Thursday, a federal appeals court said the Peeps workers had a point. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that Just Born Quality Confections, the firm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that makes the candy … Continue reading Sweet Taste of Victory for Peeps Union Workers as Judges Rule Against Candymaker

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A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

By Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance  The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for services. The MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Mr. M.  Mr. M worked for a company for over 30 years and was positive that he was … Continue reading A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

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5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions. Social Security benefits … Continue reading 5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security