Insurance industry could soften the U.S. pension crisis

US life insurance policy payout ruling

Senator Hatch from Utah believes that insurers could hold the key to easing the struggle that will be faced. On Tuesday, one of the top Republican senators proposed legislation that would considerably alter the way that public pensions function by having the life insurance industry pay benefits by way of annuity contracts. The purpose of this newly unveiled legislation would be to assist in alleviating the underfunding from which many plans suffer. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is the highest ranking Republican on the Finance Committee. He introduced a bill…

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