Labor Department launches online retirement toolkit

The Department of Labor has announced the launch of an online toolkit to help workers identify key issues related to retirement planning. The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) developed the toolkit in cooperation with the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help workers understand important decisions related to employment-based plans, Social Security and Medicare.

The toolkit includes a timeline illustrating key decisions to be made about retirement benefits, Social Security and Medicare; general guidance; and a list of publications and interactive tools to assist with planning. The retirement toolkit is available at

Source: Labor Department News Release No. 13-1104-NAT, June 5, 2013.

For more information on this and related topics, consult the CCH Pension Plan Guide, CCH Employee Benefits Management, and Spencer’s Benefits Reports.

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