Retirement Plans, Benefits & Savings Information

Authored By: U.S. Department of Labor

A pension plan is an employee benefit plan established or maintained by an employer or by an employee organization (such as a union), or both, that provides retirement income or defers income until termination of covered employment or beyond. This web site contains: (1) Consumer Information on Pension Plans, (2) Types of Retirement Plans, (3) Compliance with federal law, such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), (4) Employer Responsibilities, (5) Pension Plan Participant Rights, (6) Rights to Plan Information, (7) Retirement Savings, and (8) Small Business Pension Plan Options and much more.


Last Review and Update: Aug 15, 2002