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Pension Defenestration: Ejecting Risk Through Lump Sum Windows



I was unwinding from a long day of discussing lump sum windows with defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors, when I happened upon the “Story Notes” edition of the epic movie Braveheart. If you’re unfamiliar, Story Notes are interesting factoids that appear at the bottom of the screen throughout…

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PBGC: A Four-Letter Word to Plan Sponsors



The noble mission of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is to pay benefits to the orphaned retirees of failed defined benefit (DB) plans (with some limitations). To date, they have taken responsibility for about 4,500 single employer DB plans, covering the shortfalls between benefits…

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