In today’s rapidly changing pension climate, Dr. Mark Johnson frequently speaks to professional audiences and is quoted by reporters on benefits-related items. Recent articles appear below. Simply click on the story headline to read each article listed.


08/26/19 Seeking Alpha Blame the Fed for The Coming Pension Fund Crisis
02/09/18 Yankee Institute Connecticut Woodworking Company Becomes Victim of National Pension Crisis Gets Sued Out of Existence
10/23/17 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Teamsters Pension Plan Warns Thousands of Beneficiaries that the Checks May Get Smaller
09/19/17 Sandusky Register Maple City Ice Strikers Misled?
03/22/16 San Diego Union Tribune Mental Health charity missed pension payment
10/11/14 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation PBGC Issues FAQs On Multiemployer Reform Act of 2014
10/07/14 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports Summary of 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustee Reports
10/06/14 Social Security Administration Full Text of 2014 Social Security Trustees Report
10/05/14 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund Full Text of 2014 Medicare Trustees Report
10/07/13 Fox Business Same-Sex Spouses Should Review Retirement Plans
08/01/13 Census Bureau Census Bureau Releases Annual Survey of Public Pensions
07/01/13 Tax.gov - IRS Video Portal IRS Provides Form 5500 Filing Tips
06/01/13 WaysAndMeans.House.gov Ways & Means Committee Issues Bi-Partisan Draft for Social Security Reform
08/21/12 Contra Costa Times Bay Area public officials break bank with unused sick time
07/14/12 The Mackinac Center Local Police Union Uses Pay Raise to Help Pay Pension Costs
05/26/12 Star Telegram Machinists' 401(k) loans could be risky
01/31/12 Daily Journal Hollywood unions' merger far from a done deal
05/03/11 PRLog Free Press Release Homebuyers Add State Pension Costs to Home Purchase Decision Checklist
02/04/11 The Charlotte Observer County Payout Near $100,000 Raises
01/10/11 Insurance Advocate HG Settlor Article Quoted in an Insurance Advocate Article
10/14/09 Dallas Business News Study shows gain for Texas HMO enrollment
09/21/09 Fort Worth Business Press Employee Benefit Programs stay steady in recession
08/24/09 Fort Worth Business Press Health Care Reform: Play or pay option is on the table
07/16/09 The Dallas Morning News Dallas-Fort Worth small-business owners say health plan's price may be to steep
04/13/09 American Medical News Self-insured companies going after doctors torecover "overpaid" claims
03/16/09 The Bond Buyer TAXABLE BONDS: Build America Bonds Could Open Up Path to New Investors
01/08/09 The Tennessean Strikers feel pressure; options for union dwindle at Vought
12/08/08 Associated Press Worker factory takeover taps into anger at banks
10/24/08 Business Week Why Pensions Are Probably Safe
09/17/08 Wall Street Journal Tribune, Zell Named in Employees' Suit
05/12/08 Wall Street Journal "Workers' Suit Accuses Sprint Of Mismanaging Pension Plans"
03/22/08 Freep.com "Pension funds used for retirement offers"
12/12/07 Forbes.com "Northwest, Pilots Seek Pension Changes"
Employee Benefit Adviser
Ophthalmology Times
The Post and Courier
06/11/07 On the Docket US Supreme Court News "Beck, Jeffrey & Crown Paper Co. v. PACE International Union, et al. (06/11/2007"
Financial Week
National Public Radio
McAllen Monitor
Crain's Chicago Business
03/01/07 CFO Magazine Standard vs. Practices
02/08/07 Sign On San Diego Arnold's health plan is "DOA"
01/25/07 Los Angeles Times U.S. law may hinder governor's health plan
01/24/07 Bankrate.com Buying extra time for your pension
09/24/06 The Tennessean Anxiety spreads among benefits Firm's clients
03/31/06 Minnesota Public Radio "Company pension obligations hard to read"
01/22/06 Press-Enterprise "In Cushenbury they trusted // SUSPICION: A benefits fund for retired steelworkers has grown."
10/20/05 Detroit Free Press "Delphi to ask for wage cuts from UAW. But union might opt not to bargain."
08/28/04 San Francisco Examiner "United's Pension Dilemma"
07/05/05 Woman's World "Smart ways to Make the most of your benefits!"



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"State Sponsored Retirement Plans Continue to Expand"


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"Pooled Employer Plans Expand Pension Benefits for Small Businesses"



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Connecticut Woodworking Company Becomes Victim of National Pension Crisis Gets Sued Out of Existence

Teamsters Pension Plan Warns Thousands of Beneficiaries that the Checks May Get Smaller

Maple City Ice Strikers Misled?

IRS Announces 2016 Plan Limitations

PBGC Posts 2016 Single and Multiemployer Premium Rates




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