• Protect Your Pension Benefits
  • Protect Your Pension Benefits

WHY JOIN? To Protect Your Pension Benefits!

It Can’t Be Done Without You.

Many companies have engaged in pension de-risking transfers in recent years, moving Retirees out of their defined benefit plans and into group annuity contracts owned by an insurance company. The company you worked for is most likely one of them. We want to help you protect your pension benefits.

Since 2012, over $178 Billion in pension liabilities has been transferred to insurers. In 2018, Prudential, Athene, and MetLife each reported individual pension de-risking deals in excess of $1 Billion. While pension de-risking activity has slowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over $25 Billion in pension obligations was transferred to insurance companies in 2020.

Membership in Retirees for Justice is Free!

Passing state legislation to protect Retirees from the perils of pension de-risking transactions is hard. The insurance industry spends millions of dollars each year lobbying state legislators and Congress seeking to avoid any regulation in this area. But Retirees are known to be tenacious and persistent advocates. Together we can enact protective legislation.

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Contributions, donations, gifts, and dues to Retirees for Justice are not tax deductible. Retirees for Justice Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(4) organization. Your donation will help support our efforts to protect and preserve your earned benefits.

Monthly Newsletter & Legislative Updates!

Each month you will receive the Retirees for Justice newsletter via email with updates on our legislative activities and other articles of interest to Retirees.

State Legislation Is Critical

Retirees lose all federal ERISA protections when their pension benefits are transferred to an insurance company. State legislation that provides protections full protections of annuity benefits from creditors, basic financial disclosures, and reasonable restrictions on subsequent transfers is critical to fully protect Retirees in pension de-risking transfers.

We Will Advocate For You

Retirees for Justice advocates for state legislation that provides protection for Retirees in pension de-risking transactions through:

  • full protections of Retirees’ annuity benefits from creditors
  • basic financial disclosures, and
  • reasonable restrictions on subsequent transfers of pension de-risking annuities

We look forward to working with You to protect Your pension benefits!