Seems Prudential and he U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs high ranking government officials agreed to cheat the families of fallen servicemen. ut in a quiet arrangement that ought to boil the blood of every American, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Prudential Financial agreed last year to make official a little-known practice that has gone on for more than a decade: Instead of sending lump-sum insurance benefits to the survivors of deceased service members, Prudential Financial would keep the money in what it calls a "retained-access account," earning a relative handsome rate of return for the company but an appallingly low benefit for families who could make withdrawals. Under this arrangement, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday, Prudential Financial earned 4.2 percent on some $662 million in survivors' money that it retained. But the company paid 0.5 percent interest to survivors. That's not right. Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/20...-benefits-appear-to-mostly.html#ixzz0ziy3hlnd As in, they keep the balance in a non-FDIC insured account, make money off of it, and don't give any of those profits back too those who deserved all the money up front. To think, people want this same government to run their health care. Can't wait for all the stories that will erupt out of that mess once government goons get their hands on the money and rules. This is typical of an overly large bureaucracy, they make things up as they go and when caught nothing really happens. Higher ups can claim ignorance as a defense and underlings are just following orders.