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July 1994, Vol. 117, No. 7
Portability of pension benefits among jobs
Ann C. Foster
Economist, Occupational Pay and Employment Benefit Levels, Bureau of Labor Statistics
A worker's ability to maintain and transfer accumulated pension benefits when changing jobs is not widespread among defined benefit pension plans, although portability provisions vary a great deal. This article examines workers' ability to transfer pension benefits when changing employers, with respect to both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
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