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  • The Inequity Trap: How 401(k)s Drive Earning Gaps Between Workers

    A new study from Vanguard outlines a predictable yet troubling reality: The vast majority of employer contributions to 401(k) plans benefit higher-income employees rather than their working-class counterparts. The study, conducted by economists from MIT, Yale, and the U.S. Census…

  • This Week in Pensions: May 10, 2024

    Celebrating Public Employees: NPPC Highlight  NPPC believes public employees deserve to be celebrated daily, especially during Public Service Recognition Week! Delve into our latest blog and check out our video honoring these unsung heroes who play a crucial role in…

  • This Week in Pensions: April 19, 2024
    This Week in Pensions

    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. You need to know this news in the fight for a secure retirement. NPPC News…

  • Is the Private Sector Eying a Return to Pensions?

    Over four decades ago one small change to the Internal Revenue Code through the 1978 Revenue Act changed the course of retirement in America. Section 401(k), originally a retirement tax-deferral initiative, eventually became the name of a  financial product, but…

  • Is Retirement Security Attainable for Americans?

    Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement.  It’s not a fact that’s comfortable to face, but the truth is evident. As we continue to observe National Retirement Security Month, today we’ll explore the stark reality of retirement insecurity for countless hard-working…

  • 2023 State Legislative Preview

    At NPPC, we believe every American deserves to retire with dignity. Our priority is protecting pensions for public workers in states across the country. Here is a look ahead at some of the state legislative sessions we are monitoring this…

  • There’s Snow Thing Like a Pension!
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    It’s the first day of Winter–the holidays are in full swing, and from here on out, we’ll start getting more daylight instead of less. As we hunker down for a long few months of snow storms and polar vortexes, we…

  • Good Gravy, We Give Thanks for Public Pensions!

    As is the tradition here in America, every year on the fourth Thursday in November we gather with our loved ones to break bread and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. Here at NPPC, we’re always…

  • The Scariest Retirement Story Ever Told
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    At Halloween, there are spooks and scares aplenty, but here at NPPC, we think the mistruths and misinformation surrounding defined-benefit pensions are the most frightening tricks of all. Dressed in slick costumes, 401(k)s and other defined-contribution retirement plans deceive you…

  • This Week In Pensions: September 2, 2022
    This Week in Pensions

    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 Reasons Why It’s Difficult To Save For Retirement (Updated)

    Retirement is one of the most costly expenses some Americans will face in a lifetime. However, it is also an expense that few Americans are prepared for. Today, NPPC would like to reshare a blog on how saving for retirement…