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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

REA Pension Plan

(Posted April 20, 2004)

Question 432: REA had a supplemental pension plan for supervisory staff. Where are those funds now?

Answer: Unfortunately, the REA private supplemental pension plan became insolvent just before Congress enacted legislation that protects private pension plans under a federal insurance program.

The REA pension plan funds were lost along with the company's other assets.


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