Leslie Kan's blog

  • Many people assume that "pension" means "better," but pension amounts vary greatly and depend on a worker's years of service.
  • Illinois is back to the drawing board after the state Supreme Court ruled a pension reform law unconstitutional.
  • A new “composite” pension plan may be worth a look as an alternative to traditional defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
  • In many cases, teachers may be better off taking a refund on their contributions rather than waiting around to receive a pension.
  • For all the talk about expansion, there hasn’t been any mention of extension to those without Social Security coverage.