New study finds defined benefit plans give educational employers an effective recruitment tool and ensure retirement security for teachers. Seems like a logical conclusion. So why are critics ...On November 1, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
Traditional pension-type retirement plans play a critical role in recruiting and retaining good teachers and save districts money, according to new research from the National Institute on Retirement ...On October 18, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
A digest of timely information and insight about finance, investing, and retirement. Taxpayers not burdened by public pensions | PlanSponsor Taxpayers only contribute about 20 cents on the dollar ...On August 22, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
A digest of timely information and insight about finance, investing, and retirement Most U.S. Employed Adults Plan to Work Past Retirement Age | Gallup New polling data reveals that most ...On May 16, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
PERA is classified as a “hybrid” defined benefit plan which means it has characteristics of a traditional pension plan as well as some additional features that are more ...On March 31, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
Retirement Roundup: A digest of timely information and insight about finance, investing, and retirement. Public pensions are in better shape than you think | The Week A new paper from Tom ...On March 7, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) has issued a brief evaluating the federal Pension Protection Act of 2006. While the federal legislation’s goal was to ensure better ...On November 30, 2016 / By PERA on the Issues
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