October 2019

  • Understanding Unfunded Liability
    public pensions

    Time and again, articles are published about states with “large unfunded liabilities.” Often, writers and anti-pension critics use large numbers to scare readers into thinking America has a pension crisis. This is a myth. Before falling for pension opponents’ messaging,…

  • This Week in Pensions: October 25, 2019

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.…

  • Three Things You Need to Know During Retirement Security Week

    On behalf of all of us at the National Public Pension Coalition, we want to wish you a happy Retirement Security Week! Every year during the third week of October, we recognize the importance of defending the pensions public workers…

  • This Week in Pensions: October 18, 2019

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.…

  • Why 401(k)s have caused the retirement security crisis
    retirement

    Today’s post was written by NPPC’s Executive Director Bridget Early.  Readers of Defined Benefit know that NPPC has been shining a light on the failings of the defined contribution 401(k). Since its inception in the 1980s as a retirement savings…

  • This Week in Pensions: October 11, 2019

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.…

  • PUBLIC PENSIONS GREATLY BENEFIT RURAL AREAS
    The pension crisis is a myth

    For the second week of Retirement Security Month, we are highlighting a post from January 2019 on public pensions and rural areas.  We’ve been talking a lot this month about the economic benefits of public pensions at both the state and national levels. Through…

  • This Week in Pensions: October 4, 2019

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.…

  • Submit a Story for Retirement Security Month
    public pensions

    For the second year in a row, NPPC is celebrating Retirement Security Month during the month of October. This month, we will be sharing some of our favorite content, including op-eds, videos, and worker stories. In the spirit of the…