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Teachers in These 4 States Lose Out Double on Retirement

Leslie Kan is an Analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area. This post was originally published on TeacherPensions.org. Fifteen states penalize teachers by not providing Social Security coverage. Seventeen states require teachers to serve at least ten years for a pension. But four states have decided ...
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State Pension Plans Prefer Diet COLAs

This post was originally published at TeacherPensions.org By Leslie Kan The Louisiana Legislature last year agreed to a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), meaning that retirees will see a small boost in their pension payments.* In Louisiana, like most other states, cost-of-living adjustments are a way for state pension plans to offer ...
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Eating Their Young: How Cuts to State Pension Plans Fall on New Workers

This post and the accompanying study come courtesy of TeacherPensions.org By Leslie Kan and Chad Aldeman In terms of retirement benefits, now is the worst time in at least three decades to become a teacher. After years of expansion, a number of states enacted legislation cutting benefits for workers in response to financial pressures. The cuts ...
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Some California Teachers May Want a Refund on Their Pension, Says Research

This post originally appeared on TeacherPensions.org After spotting a deal that looked too good to pass up, you discover a flaw and end up returning and getting a refund on your purchase. It may sound shocking and counter-intuitive, but in many cases, teachers may actually be in a similar situation with their pension plans. They might be better ...
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